Glasgow Rangers boss Steven Gerrard may look to oversee a sizeable clearout at Ibrox this summer.
According to a report from the Evening Times, Joe Dodoo, Jak Alnwick and Jason Holt are amongst the players that Rangers will look to sell permanently this summer with Steven Gerrard seemingly deciding that the trio have no future at Ibrox.
It is looking set to be a crucial window for the Gers as they look to build on the promise that they have shown this season. And it appears that Gerrard is planning to move on more of the club's fringe players.
The Evening Times reports that Dodoo and Alnwick are two of the players that are set to depart. Both have spent the campaign in League One, with Dodoo enduring a turbulent year with Blackpool while Alnwick has been a mainstay in Scunthorpe's side.
The Ibrox faithful would have been forgiven for assuming that Dodoo's exit was always inevitable after a difficult spell with the Gers. There were high points during his time at Bloomfield Road - there was a run of four goals in four games back in November - but he is yet to score in 2019 and any momentum appears to have completely fizzled out.
Alnwick's departure would arguably be more of a surprise. He seemed to do well whenever he was given a chance for the Gers and has been playing regularly for the Iron. And as Rangers should perhaps not be overly shocked if Wes Foderingham hopes to secure first-team football this summer, it did not seem to be out of the question for Alnwick to return as Allan McGregor's potential understudy next year.
But they are not the only players who have seemingly not done enough in England's third tier to impress Gerrard. The Evening Times also reports that Holt is also likely to leave after spending the year with Fleetwood Town.
The report even suggests that the Gers could consider paying up the final year of the trio's contracts if they are unable to sell them.
There may be a minority of fans who suggest keeping players such as Alnwick and Holt - the depth may be beneficial if Rangers find themselves with a similar number of games next season - but Gerrard acting ruthlessly is arguably an encouraging sign.
Rangers have stepped up. But they still have one major jump to make before they are threatening to knock Celtic off the summit of Scottish football, and moving on any of the players who unfortunately, do not appear to have the potential to make that leap could encourage a real change in mentality.
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