Ferguson: Why Rangers will not offer deals to out-of-contract players

Ian Ferguson would not be surprised if Rangers did not offer new deals to their out-of-contract players.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Ian Ferguson has outlined his belief that Rangers will not offer new deals to any of their out-of-contract players this summer, even if they win promotion.

“These players need to start believing in themselves and winning more games,” the Gers legend said. “If you are out of contract and fighting for your life and this is the best you’ve got then you are in bother.

“I don’t think Rangers will be signing any of those players again, even if they do go up.”

The Light Blues have 12 players that will be out of contract in the summer, and if Ferguson was in charge, he would see them all let go.

Lee McCulloch, Kris Boyd and Kenny Miller are just some of the high-profile names who could be heading out of Ibrox at the end of the season, although some of the out-of-contract players could be given new deals just to provide cover in the squad.

Ferguson is correct to demand performances from the players, with many expecting them to put in better showings when the chances of securing a new contract are open, and the players who are not fighting for the squad, with promotion a real possibility, are the ones that should be let go.

If no-one is willing to fight for the club at this late stage of the season, then they are clearly not the kind of player that is needed at Ibrox, and whoever is in charge over the summer should have a real clear out of the playing squad to rebuild the Scottish giants in the proper image that should be associated with the club.

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