A big update has emerged on Glasgow Rangers and their plans for Jack Simpson at Ibrox heading into the summer transfer window…
According to The Athletic’s Jordan Campbell, the central defender is one of the players expected to be told that they are free to leave Rangers ahead of next season.
The report claims that the Gers are set to cash in on a number of outcasts, after selling Cedric Itten to Young Boys, and Simpson is one of the names on the chopping board.
This claim will leave the supporters delighted as Simpson is an expendable member of the squad who must be axed in the coming months.
He put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half-year deal when he joined from Bournemouth but the move has not worked out for either party and now is the time for it to come to an end.
Simpson only made one start in the league throughout last season and this suggests that Gio van Bronckhorst, and Steven Gerrard before him, does not have faith in his ability to play regular games for the club.
Frank McAvennie criticised the dud during the 2021/22 campaign, claiming that he would be a liability against Hibernian: “Hibs are on fire and they really know what they are doing. They will fancy their chances.
“They know Simpson is the weak link. You expect he will start with the Goldson issue.
“He’s not had a great time of it so far, he barely played last season. We’ll see what happens but I expect Boyle will run rings around him.”
The Englishman played five Premiership matches in the 2020/21 campaign for Gerrard and failed to make a positive impact as he averaged an unimpressive SofaScore rating of 6.62. He struggled to prove his worth and this led to his lack of involvement in 2021/22.
Fans will, therefore, be buzzing to learn that he is set to leave the club in the coming months as it will take his wages off the bill and it means that there is not a player wasting away in the background whilst not benefitting the team on the pitch.
With Connor Goldson, Calvin Bassey, Filip Helander, John Souttar, John Lundstram, and James Sands already at the club, van Bronckhorst will not be short of options at centre-back without Simpson…