George Edmundson to move south – more may follow

George Edmundson to move south – more may follow
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 12: George Edmundson of Rangers FC celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg match between Rangers FC and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Ibrox Stadium on March 12, 2020 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Despite his injury, it is being reported that George Edmundson will be moving to Derby on loan, which is puzzling because his position at Ibrox has become untenable.

The 23 year old has been a completely pointless signing, making just 16 appearances in approaching two seasons, and while he was a fairly impressive player to an extent, as we reported some time ago, there was just no way Rangers were accommodating 6 central defenders, amidst the arrival of Bournemouth’s Jack Simpson, albeit a pre-contract.

So Edmundson, in one of the least shocking surprises of the year so far, will leave, and while he added reasonable depth, we can’t help feeling signing a player of that age and barely using him was just a bit pointless all round.

For next season Rangers will have Connor Goldson, Filip Helander, and Jack Simpson, with, hopefully, a fit Niko Katic too.

That will make up the defensive depth, with Leon Balogun not getting any younger and having questionable fitness.

But Edmundson really should just be sold – he has no future at Ibrox whatsoever and would be better placed moving permanently.

As for the covid piffle, it’s in the past – and we don’t live there. He served his time and that’s the end of it.

As for Derby – it’s a good gig – Wayne Rooney as manager in a decent Championship team.

Steven Gerrard has confirmed Rooney and he have spoken about the Derby boss taking a player or two south, and we imagine others aside Edmundson might be on the cards.

Time will tell.

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  1. Pity it didn’t work out for big George but if management have deemed Simpson a better pedigree and a better player then we cant get too sentimental about it. I would expect this to happen more and more as Gerrard ruthlessly replaces sometimes very popular players as he seeks glory.
    As for George he now has “former Rangers player” on his CV so he’ll do ok.

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