Playing for contracts? Seven Rangers stars who've entered their final year

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These Rangers players will be looking to earn new Ibrox deals.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the matchRangers manager Mark Warburton

Rangers' summer business is all but complete, with manager Mark Warburton telling the club's official website he's looking to add two new faces to the eight who've already arrived.

Once out of the way, the Gers can begin to focus on other matters, such as those approaching the end of their deals.

Could the following seven names get early rewards? Or will they have to play their way to extensions?

Clint Hill

QPR's Clint Hill

One of the aforementioned eight arrivals, Hill's age (37) will have restricted a longer-term contract being offered initially. However, if the centre-back proves his worth throughout the campaign a renewal won't be out of the question. David Weir played into his forties remember.

Rob Kiernan

Kiernan was an almost ever-present last season and is a good bet the begin the new season as one of Warburton's first-choice centre-backs. While a new arrival could threaten his place, it seems unlikely at this stage, and a good start to the campaign could kick-start negotiations.

Kenny Miller

Miller, who signed a one-year extension last November, scored 21 goals in all competitions last term, and while ever his legs still work you suspect Rangers would want to keep a player of his experience around. However, like Kiernan, a new signing could nudge him down the pecking order.

Rangers' Kenny Miller

Robbie Crawford

For all his early promise, Crawford's Rangers future looks bleak given the abundance of central midfielders recruited this pre-season. With a couple not quite ready for action, the 23-year-old, who was farmed out to Alloa last term, could remain in the meantime. However, barring an unlikely turn of events, a new deal does not appear forthcoming.

Andy Murdoch

Rangers' Andy Murdoch (L) in action with Motherwell's Scott McDonald

Like Crawford, Murdoch also failed to feature on tour and, according to the Scottish Sun, has reunited with former Ibrox boss Stuart McCall on trial at Bradford City. He appears to be on his way out.

Jordan Thompson

Thompson has seemingly leapfrogged both Crawford and Murdoch, having played the final 30 minutes against Charleston Battery. The youngest of the three, and with the least senior-level experience, he could head off on loan once Rangers' other midfielders are back. If the teenager impresses, he could be kept on.

Tom Walsh

Rangers' Tom Walsh in action with Motherwell's Marvin Johnson

Walsh started the friendly in South Carolina and is likely to remain around the first team set up, given Rangers' lack of natural wide options. He's bound to get a chance at some point, and will have to make sure he takes it.

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