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8 minutes ago, TopCat said:

Thought he was long gone tbh........ joke of a player imo.Get rid asap.

Easy to say that but noone wants to take him and he's still got a year left to run on his contract.

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It's only a so-called 'Development Team' in title only.   It's illusory to describe it as a development team when 4 out of the starting 11 are very experienced and already 'developed' players were in the staring line-up:  Grezda. Dorrans, Dodoo and Murphy.      The only things these 4 are developing are (a) some sort of match fitness; (b) transfer potential with their names on a teamsheet in case any other club might be interested in taking them; (c) a reminder that this is what the pathway of exit from Rangers looks like.

Harsh?   Very probably.  But why else would they be playing in a game like this.    The presence of so many obviously experienced players has denied other youngsters who really are developing the chance to test their skills.

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17 minutes ago, Reformation Bear said:

It's only a so-called 'Development Team' in title only.   It's illusory to describe it as a development team when 4 out of the starting 11 are very experienced and already 'developed' players were in the staring line-up:  Grezda. Dorrans, Dodoo and Murphy.      The only things these 4 are developing are (a) some sort of match fitness; (b) transfer potential with their names on a teamsheet in case any other club might be interested in taking them; (c) a reminder that this is what the pathway of exit from Rangers looks like.

Harsh?   Very probably.  But why else would they be playing in a game like this.    The presence of so many obviously experienced players has denied other youngsters who really are developing the chance to test their skills.

Murphy and Dorrans are recovering from long term injuries so it makes perfect sense to play them in games like this. I kind of see your point with the other 2, but they are still the club’s assets and need to be kept in some sort of match-ready state.

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2 minutes ago, Ger_onimo said:

Murphy and Dorrans are recovering from long term injuries so it makes perfect sense to play them in games like this. I kind of see your point with the other 2, but they are still the club’s assets and need to be kept in some sort of match-ready state.

Fair enough.    It seems to me that finding a need to shunt 4 experienced players into the starting side is a strong enough indicator also that there are too many players at Rangers and some need to go.  Whether they need some sort of shop window or match fitness process to help them depart (either permanently or on loan) seems to me to be questionable, and it deprived 4 other genuinely developing players the chance to have a game against Fleetwood.     Its done now and maybe for future development games considerably more weight will be given by the coaches to selecting players whose first and primary need is for development and not for other wider reasons. 

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2 hours ago, TopCat said:

Thought he was long gone tbh........ joke of a player imo.Get rid asap.

We’ve been trying to get rid for years but no one wants him.  His contract runs out next summer we’ll be stuck with him until then.

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45 minutes ago, Reformation Bear said:

It's only a so-called 'Development Team' in title only.   It's illusory to describe it as a development team when 4 out of the starting 11 are very experienced and already 'developed' players were in the staring line-up:  Grezda. Dorrans, Dodoo and Murphy.      The only things these 4 are developing are (a) some sort of match fitness; (b) transfer potential with their names on a teamsheet in case any other club might be interested in taking them; (c) a reminder that this is what the pathway of exit from Rangers looks like.

Harsh?   Very probably.  But why else would they be playing in a game like this.    The presence of so many obviously experienced players has denied other youngsters who really are developing the chance to test their skills.

It is only 10 days or so until the transfer window closes. This may have been the last chance to expose them with a hope of impressing someone.

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