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Hartson claimed 5 Rangers stars not good enough: 4 have been axed

Rob Kiernan of Rangers shows dejection after his team's 1-2 defeat in the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glasgow,...

Glasgow Rangers have seen a lot of player turnover over the past year.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The repeated change of management at Rangers over the past two years has seen a lot of player turnover at Ibrox during this spell.

This time last year Mark Warburton was into what would prove his final months as Rangers boss, as pressure began to mount on the Light Blues.

One year ago pundit and former Celtic striker John Hartson called out the lack of quality in the Rangers squad, picking out five players who were not good enough.

John Hartson commentates during the Barclays Premier League match between  Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City at White Hart Lane on May 16, 2015 in London, England.

Hartson told the Scottish Sun: "You look at lads like Joe Garner, Joe Dodoo, Matt Crooks and Rob Kiernan and wonder what they’re doing at a massive club like Rangers.

"Niko Kranjcar was brought in but everyone could see his best days were behind him. He was unfortunate to suffer a bad knee injury — which was hardly Warburton’s fault — but his legs were already gone."

Niko Kranjcar of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

12 months on and four of the five players mentioned by Hartson have been axed by Rangers.

Joe Garner was sold to Championship side Ipswich Town after just one season at the club.

Joe Dodoo has been loaned out to League One team Charlton Athletic, and is struggling to hold down a regular spot.

Matt Crooks was loaned to Scunthorpe and sold to League One side Northampton Town in the summer.

Rob Kiernan of Rangers shows dejection after his team's 1-2 defeat in the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glasgow,...

Rob Kiernan also moved to League One, signing with Southend United.

Only Niko Kranjcar remains at Rangers, but the 33-year-old has done little to suggest Hartson is wrong.

Injury problems have held him back again this season, making only four league starts.

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