Shock turnaround for Rangers’ 23-year old? Press says yes…

Shock turnaround for Rangers’ 23-year old? Press says yes…
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)

There’s an AWFUL lot of hype this pre-season about George Edmundson – the press are bigging up the returning defender as being given a second chance at Ibrox, with the 23-year old defender having spent last season in the Championship with nearly-relegated Derby.

Indeed, the media are really plugging the lad, implying strongly that Steven Gerrard is ready to use him firmly in his first team next season, which is, frankly, news to us.

We do actually like Ed, we really do. He’s an honest, old-fashioned defender with an especially brilliant right peg for distribution, and he gets stuck in physically.

The problem for him is not only the quality ahead of him (Goldson, Helander, Balogun and Katic) but the traditional ‘Stevie doesn’t like loan players’ issue, which is a blight for all those who spent time at other clubs.

Once the manager offloads you to a different club, your chances of success at Ibrox, under this boss, are literally nil. No exceptions. Not yet, anyway.

And even then, that’s in the case of players who thrived at their loan clubs – Edmundson only made 10 appearances for Derby in 20 matches – 3 benches he never got called from, and 7 absences from the squad completely.

We didn’t watch his displays for Wayne Rooney’s men, but he clearly wasn’t that great.

If he’s not good enough for nearly-relegated Derby, is he good enough for Rangers?

We have great doubts.

As we say, we do like him a lot – his style is honest and so is the man – we just don’t think he’s remotely in this manager’s plans.

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  1. I think the press just write any old shite about Rangers players to sort of stir it around. I wouldn’t pay much attention.

  2. I think we might see him get a chance to prove himself pre season. His loan away he performed decent in the games he was available but a hernia kept him out for most of the games he wasn’t a selected. Always seen him as the long term replacement for Goldson and it would be a shame to lose another lad that grew up supporting the club.

  3. Nothing from his form last season would suggest he is ready to step up for Rangers. I think he will be playing his football elsewhere next year.

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