Lee Hodson wants Rangers stay, but will Steven Gerrard offload him?

Scott Sinclair (R) of Celtic runs at Lee Hodson (L) of Rangers  during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on October 23, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers defender Lee Hodson wants to impress new Ibrox manager Steven Gerrard.

Patrick Roberts of Celtic attempts to get past Graham Dorrans of Rangers and Lee Hodson of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox...

Rangers defender Lee Hodson has suggested to The Daily Record that he wants to stay at Ibrox next season.

The 26-year-old right-back has stated that he wants to work hard in pre-season and make an impressive on new Rangers manager Steven Gerrard.

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Hodson told The Daily Record: “It has been difficult at Rangers not getting as many games as I’d like.

“With a new manager coming in though it’s a fresh start for everybody. All I can do in pre-season is the best I can and see if I’m in the manager’s plans.”

Lee Hodson of Rangers and Patrick Roberts of Celtic battle for possession during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017...

Fighting a losing battle?

Hodson has been on the books of Rangers since the summer of 2016, and although the right-back has played well on some occasions, his time at Ibrox has not been a great success.

With Rangers having signed Jon Flanagan on a free transfer following the full-back’s departure from Liverpool, there is going to be even more competition for the former Watford defender.

Moussa Dembele of Celtic (R) wins a header over Lee Hodson of Rangers (L) during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 12, 2017 in...

Last month, The Scotsman named Hodson among a number of players expected to leave Rangers in the summer transfer window, and one should not be surprised if the Northern Ireland is offloaded by the Gers before the start of the 2018-19 campaign.

Rangers will be aiming to challenge Old Firm rivals Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title next season.

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