Ross Wilson speaks out for the first time about Rangers’ contract rebels

Ross Wilson speaks out for the first time about Rangers’ contract rebels
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates his opening goal with Ryan Kent during the UEFA Europa League group A match between Rangers FC and Sparta Praha at Ibrox Stadium on November 25, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Director of Football Ross Wilson has today babbled around the topic of Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent’s contracts by denying the issue over them while failing to actually explain why it’s not an issue.

Speaking for the first time in a blue moon, the man responsible for Rangers’ incomings and outcomings had this to say on the pair:

“I don’t buy it. I don’t buy into that (criticism) at all. Nonsense. There are two key assets here who have been talked about for a long time in Kent and Morelos. There is another group of older players who I’m sure everybody understands good contract management is to have those lads on one-year contracts and review them year on year. And there are a couple of boys who have been injured quite a lot so again it is sensible to keep reviewing before the end of the season as well. So I don’t buy into that. I don’t think the criticism has been unfair because I think everyone is entitled to their opinion on that, of course they are. But I think we are comfortable with the direction of travel with our contracts. It played out last year with Connor as well so we’ll see where we go with that.”

Basically Wilson fails completely here to explain why Kent and Morelos’ Rangers contract situations are good things, and instead discusses/defends the older players like Davis and Arfield, whose situations at Ibrox have rarely come under fire anyway.

Wilson’s entire case over Kent and Morelos centres on the fact Connor Goldson changed his mind at the eleventh hour, which is a pretty flimsy defence if we’re honest, and slightly discouraging.

In other words, it’s absolutely fine that Kent and Morelos’ contracts are winding down because Goldson signed his. That is what Ross Wilson is saying in a nutshell, while irrelevantly pointing at Davis and Arfield and indeed McGregor to emphasise his case. But of course, that’s like saying apples are green because they taste nice.

Wilson has no defence, because it’s never been in his hands – Kent and Morelos were offered new deals ages ago and neither of them have yet signed. Management has spoken about the pair being in dialogue with Wilson for months, but it’s always hot air and nothing tangible manifests from it.

Wilson is entitled to say what he wants, but this was far from a convincing defence of Rangers’ contract dilemmas.

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