The Rangers manager Steven Gerrard banished Dodoo from Ibrox on loan last summer.

Some Rangers supporters have reacted in shock after seeing one forgotten Ibrox employee named in the starting XI for their development squad friendly on Tuesday.

Rangers beat Fleetwood Town’s Under-23s 2-0 in Lancashire, courtesy of goals from youngsters James Maxwell and Jordan Houston.

There was, however, plenty of experience on show for the Gers, who included first-team outcasts Graham Dorrans, Jamie Murphy and Eros Grezda in their side.

But Joe Dodoo’s appearance came as a surprise to the following Rangers fans, who had seemingly thought the striker had already left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was Mark Warburton who brought Dodoo to Rangers in 2016, but the former Leicester City prospect has only played 27 times for Rangers’ first team since then – scoring just five goals.

The Ghanaian-born former England youth international has spent the past two campaigns on loan in England’s third tier, with Charlton Athletic and Blackpool, respectively.

But after entering the final year of his contract at Rangers, Dodoo’s future remains somewhat unclear.

The Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has allowed Kyle Lafferty, Ryan Hardie and Andrew Dallas to leave on permanent deals this summer, which could hand Dodoo an albeit unlikely opportunity to impress.

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