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.