Rangers boss Mark Warburton discusses future of Marius Zaliukas

Rangers boss Warburton has admitted that Zaliukas is likely to leave Ibrox.

Speaking to the Evening Times, Mark Warburton has admitted that Marius Zaliukas looks set to leave Rangers in the coming weeks having fallen down the pecking order since the manager’s appointment.

Warburton said: “Discussions are going on [with Zaliukas]. At the moment my squad is lean and hungry. I think his time at Rangers is limited.”

Zaliukas, 31, has yet to play for the Gers this season, making the bench just once for the League Cup victory over Peterhead. As a central defender, he faces increased competition since Warburton signed Rob Kiernan and Danny Wilson, whilst Tottenham loanee Dominic Ball can also play as a centre-half.

He does not seem to fit the profile of the type of player that Warburton wants in his team, and a report in the Sunday Post last week claimed that Ball’s arrival was the catalyst that made the manager decide to get him off the Rangers’ books.

He has admitted that discussions are currently ongoing with Zaliukas, and that his time at the club is limited, and it would come as no surprise to see the ageing defender leave Ibrox in the coming days.

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