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Enough is enough: 3 Rangers players Gerrard should offload this summer including £1.5m Caixinha signing

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Rangers have been very active in the transfer market this summer. The club have already completed as many as six signings since Steven Gerrard took charge of the Gers, who will look to mount a serious title challenge to dislodge their arch-rivals Celtic from the pinnacle of Scottish football next season.  

While the new additions are going to make a lot of difference to the Light Blues, Gerrard should also make sure he clears some of the dead wood within the squad if he is to balance the books after all the investment on new players. And here are three players, who Rangers should show the exit door before the next season kicks off.

Andy Halliday 

From looking like the real deal not very long ago under then Rangers boss Mark Warburton, to a player struggling for form and confidence, Halliday has seen a steep decline in his status at Ibrox.

His form has dipped dramatically and he has never been able to replicate his impressive displays which came during the early days of his time with the Gers. 

The midfielder was used as a left-back towards the end of the 2017/18 campaign, where he struggled to make any sort of an impact.

His shocking performance in the in the Scottish Cup semi-final mauling at the hands of Celtic, which led to him being substituted before the half-time should prove to be his last straw at Rangers. Halliday should be the first name on the chopping block for Gerrard.  

Eduardo Herrera 

Another obvious candidate who needs to be offloaded this summer, Herrera has proven to be a disastrous signing by former manager Pedro Caixinha, who spent £1.5m to acquire the player last summer. Having joined from Pumas, Herrera has failed to make any sort of an impact at Ibrox.

He managed 24 appearances across all competitions for the Gers last season, managing just two goals and a solitary assist.

The Mexican doesn’t seem to have adjusted to the physical nature of Scottish football and has looked like a fish out of water during most of his appearances last term. It’s time for Gerrard and Rangers to bid adieu to the 29-year-old and bring in someone more prolific. 

Lee Hodson 

The Northern Irishman’s versatility would have meant he would be a handy utility player for the team, but he has never really managed to nail down a regular spot in the starting lineup over the past two seasons.  

The 26-year-old is behind James Tavernier and Declan John in the full-back positions, and the fact that he was overlooked for Halliday towards the end of the last campaign during an injury crisis says enough about his status at the club.

Just 27 appearances across the past two seasons, in which he has chipped in with a solitary goal and assist, Hodson hasn’t proven to be a reliable option for the club. And given that he has just a year left on his contract, the Gers should cash in on him this summer.