Rangers working on exit for trio

Rangers working on exit for trio
OXFORD, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Brandon Barker of Oxford United in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Oxford United and Peterborough United at Kassam Stadium on March 02, 2021 in Oxford, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Rangers’ failed trio Brandon Barker, Jake Hastie and Jack Simpson are to be freed this month according to sources.

All three struggled at Ibrox, and were examples of some of the poor signing decisions of the previous regime, costing around £1,000,000 in transfer fees (around £300,000 per player) with little return.

Ibrox Noise protested all three additions, especially vocally on Hastie and with major misgivings on Barker, and clearly, sadly we were right.

In truth, most fans could tell such additions weren’t of the calibre our club needed, and they were mistakes.

And now the board and management in place today can see that, especially our new football people.

And now they seek to ship all three out ASAP.

There is the issue of contracts. None of them are out of a deal this summer so if they are to go, Rangers will have to mutual consent them out (which will cost), unless by some miracle all three find clubs willing to pay a nominal transfer fee to take them off Rangers’ hands.

We are, of course, being a little unfair – they all tried, they were all honest enough pros. They just weren’t close to the level needed and the sooner Rangers can find suitors ready to take a problem away from us, the better.

Word has it some League One and Championship sides are looking at all three, with Morecambe, Middlebrough and Stoke all mentioned in circles around the three of them.

We’ll see what happens.

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  1. I’m not sure that Barker was an “honest Pro”. The jersey was far too heavy for him. It seemed to me he was doing something right at training to keep getting the opportunities but he was all too keen to clutch his hamstring or limp off with a mysterious injury when the going got tough. Absolute wage thief who will no doubt find his level and play 40 games a season.

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