Glasgow Rangers failed to secure their first trophy of the campaign as they were beaten 2-1 in the final of the League Cup by their bitter arch-rivals on Sunday.

The Light Blues are also nine points adrift in the Premiership title race and have already been knocked out of Europe, which means that their last realistic chance of securing silverware in 2022/23 is the Scottish Cup.

Michael Beale, who replaced Giovanni van Bronckhorst as manager at Ibrox during the break for the 2022 World Cup, could end his first campaign with the Gers without a trophy, which could place a big emphasis on the need for changes to the squad in the summer.

Whilst the main focus could be on who Rangers bring in to improve the squad, the Glasgow giants will also need to jettison some of the players who are not up to scratch.

One dud who Beale must ruthlessly bin from the club in the summer, following on from his performances before and during the current manager’s reign, is winger Scott Wright.

Should Rangers cash in on Scott Wright?

Football Insider recently claimed that the Gers may be willing to entertain offers for the forward in the summer after rejecting interest in his services in January, with clubs from the English Championship said to have been keen on him.

The £5.6k-per-week attacker has never been able to establish himself as a regular starter at Ibrox, and his performances have left a lot to be desired.

Last season, the forward managed seven goals and three assists in 37 appearances in all competitions, including one goal in nine Europa League outings. He produced occasional moments of quality but was unable to deliver goals and assists on a regular basis, which may be why Giovanni van Bronckhorst was reluctant to start him week in, week out.

The 25-year-old’s form has regressed even further this term, having failed to notch a single goal and proving only two assists in 29 matches in all competitions.

Wright was not involved in a single goal in his seven European outings and has managed one assist in 18 Premiership games, whilst the lightweight has also lost 57% of his duels and created just 0.4 chances per match in the league.

Former Rangers forward Mark Hateley once criticised the dud’s “loose” touch and stated that the winger “needs to reboot” during a league match for the Light Blues in which he struggled.

That criticism has been the case throughout Wright’s time at Ibrox, as illustrated by his disappointing attacking statistics over the last 18 months. That is why Beale must ditch the forward this summer, as the former Aberdeen man has not been able to hit his stride for the Gers and remains an underwhelming player.

Quite simply, Wright has not done enough to prove that he deserves to be a key player for Rangers moving forward, and the Ibrox hierarchy should duly be looking to replace him ahead of next season.


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