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If he gets a new deal I might hang myself

Barring a pretty serious capitulation, Rangers will finish second in the Scottish Premiership this season.

Graeme Murty's side are nine points adrift of the taigs - who also have a game in hand - but five clear of Aberdeen in third and they should, in theory, finish in the runners-up spot come May.

Considering that the Gers have won six of their last seven games in all competitions and scored 25 goals during that time, there is every chance that the in-form Ibrox side could all but secure second place in the coming weeks.

And if they establish an unassailable lead over the Dons, should Murty give someone like Niko Kranjcar the chance to earn a new contract at Ibrox?

The Croatia international has been frozen out of Rangers' first team by Murty since January, but the 33-year-old, who turns 34 in August, remains one of the most gifted players in the squad and could be a big asset next season.

With the incentive of possibly earning a new deal, few would back against the former Premier League playmaker - whose contract expires this summer - of reminding Scottish football of his undoubted class toward the end of the campaign.

Playing Kranjcar would require Murty to drop Josh Windass in that number 10 role, but it could also be viewed as a chance to give the 24-year-old star a bit of a rest leading up to the Scottish Cup semi-final with the ira next month.

If Rangers get to a position where second place is effectively sewn up, there is very little to lose if Murty re-introduces Kranjcar back into the side, but a lot to potentially gain.

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No. He’s retiring in the summer.

where is that from?

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Next to no chance at all, if Niko got offered a deal it would be on severely reduced wages and I doubt he would accept it. He has enough reputation left to get a club in somewhere like the middle East or the US where he would get more than we would be offering.

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Just now, .Williamson. said:

The internet 

Must be true then.

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No chance , can’t run 

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17 minutes ago, .Williamson. said:

The internet 

Anywhere in particular on the internet? 

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That has all the hallmarks of an award winning HITC 

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1 minute ago, NeoGeo7 said:

That has all the hallmarks of an award winning HITC 

That’s where it’s from mate 

I only deal in facts 

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HITC have an article on him:

http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/03/13/will-Rangers-boss-graeme-murty-give-niko-kranjcar-a-chance-to-sa/

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Niko Kranjcar hasn't played for Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers in over a month.

Niko Kranjcar of Rangers in action during a pre-season friendly between Rangers FC and Burnley FC at Ibrox Stadium on July 30, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Barring a pretty serious capitulation, Rangers will finish second in the Scottish Premiership this season.

Graeme Murty's side are nine points adrift of high-flying celtic - who also have a game in hand - but five clear of Aberdeen in third and they should, in theory, finish in the runners-up spot come May.

Considering that the Gers have won six of their last seven games in all competitions and scored 25 goals during that time, there is every chance that the in-form Ibrox side could all but secure second place in the coming weeks.

And if they establish an unassailable lead over the Dons, should Murty give someone like Niko Kranjcar the chance to earn a new contract at Ibrox?

The Croatia international has been frozen out of Rangers' first team by Murty since January, but the 33-year-old, who turns 34 in August, remains one of the most gifted players in the squad and could be a big asset next season.

Niko Kranjcar of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

With the incentive of possibly earning a new deal, few would back against the former Premier League playmaker - whose contract expires this summer - of reminding Scottish football of his undoubted class toward the end of the campaign.

Playing Kranjcar would require Murty to drop Josh Windass in that number 10 role, but it could also be viewed as a chance to give the 24-year-old star a bit of a rest leading up to the Scottish Cup semi-final with celtic next month.

If Rangers get to a position where second place is effectively sewn up, there is very little to lose if Murty re-introduces Kranjcar back into the side, but a lot to potentially gain. 

 

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This has given me a good laugh

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As a backup for Windass in the number 10 role I like the idea of getting a different type of no 10. more of a ball player that tries killer passes rather than the runner that Windass is.

If it’s just backup id have a look at Greg Kiltie 

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4 minutes ago, cushynumber said:

What dross 

Put it on the forums main page mate 

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Can't be much news about today or is it a deflection on Man ure exiting CL.

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54 minutes ago, psb07158 said:

Hahahahahahaha

Kranjcar should be asked to play in the legends game next weekend, he’d be quality at that pace

I’d bet there will be players in that game fitter and faster than Niko.

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