Report: Several English clubs battling St Mirren for Rangers outcast Lee Hodson

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Lee Hodson has surely played his final game for Rangers, with Steven Gerrard telling the Scottish Premiership defender to leave Ibrox.

Lee Hodson of Rangers in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Lee Hodson is all-but certain to be on his way out of Rangers this summer, as reported by the Scottish Sun, but where he ends up is far from nailed-on.

The Northern Ireland international spent last season on loan at St Mirren, impressing with his work-rate and versatility, and The Buddies would jump at the chance to snap him up on a permanent transfer.

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The Sun claims that Hodson has held talks with St Mirren’s chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick while manager Oran Kearney has made the defender one of his top priorities this summer.

But a player who represented Watford and MK Dons before joining Rangers in 2016 could be on his way back to England instead.

Pedrinho of Brazilian club Corinthians (R) misses while trying to kick the ball past Lee Hodson of Scottish club Rangers FC during their Florida Cup soccer game at Orlando City Stadium in...

The Sun adds that a number of clubs below the border are interested in securing the services of Hodson, who has been told by Gers manager Steven Gerrard that he will not be offered a new contract.

The Sun claimed in January that Ipswich Town and Bolton Wanderers, who have since been relegated to League One, were interested and it remains to be seen whether they are two of the clubs who have an interest in offering the 27-year-old right-back a fresh start.

Lee Hodson of Rangers vies with Kieran Tierney of Celtic during the Betfred Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on October 23, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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