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Barrie McKay's Rangers future has been cast into fresh doubt after the Scotland international was sent to train with the club’s Under-20s.

As Sportsmail first revealed, the 22-year-old turned down the offer of a pay rise and a two-year extension to his Ibrox contract in February.

With a year left to run on his current deal and no sign of compromise on either side, McKay was told to come in before first-team colleagues on Monday and informed he would be training with the development squad.



Barrie McKay can talk to interested clubs about a pre-contract agreement from January



Previously linked with a move to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, McKay can talk to interested clubs about a pre-contract agreement from January next year – with ex-Rangers boss Mark Warburton keen to take him to Nottingham Forest.

Despite the impasse, he has been named in the Rangers squad submitted to UEFA ahead of Thursday’s Europa League game with Progres Niederkorn at Ibrox.
 

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Pedro Caixinha had warned 22-year-old Barrie McKay he needs to be more proactive 

Meanwhile, St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has confirmed that he has enquired about a Perth return for frozen-out attacker Michael O’Halloran.

O’Halloran moved to Ibrox from McDiarmid Park for £500,000 in 2016, penning a four-and-a-half year deal.

However, the 26-year-old was used sparingly by both Warburton and his successor Caixinha — and was ordered by the Portuguese boss to train at 6am for a fortnight after failing to turn up for an Under-20s game against Hearts in April.

‘Michael is one player we have enquired about but in that position there are two or three other enquiries we have in at the minute,’ said Wright, who has submitted his own squad ahead of Thursday’s Europa League tie with Lithuanians FK Trakai, although the rules allow for one late ‘wildcard’ addition.

‘Michael’s situation is one that’s very much in Rangers’ hands. It’s not in any other club’s hands. It’s up to what Rangers want to do with him.



‘I was sad to see him go and, as I say, we have spoken to Rangers about him, about the possibility, but that’s outwith my control. At the minute the ball is in Rangers’ court.’

Rangers confirmed yesterday that this week’s game against Luxembourg minnows Progres Niederkorn – the Ibrox club’s first European fixture in six years – is a sell-out.

It will give Rangers fans a chance to see Caixinha’s new-look side after a summer signing spree in which he landed Ryan Jack, Fabio Cardoso, Dalcio, Carlos Pena, Eduardo Herrera and Alfredo Morelos.

Their fellow new recruit Bruno Alves won’t play on Thursday, however, as he is still on duty with Portugal at the Confederations Cup.

And his compatriot Daniel Candeias also misses out after his registration papers failed to arrive in time from former club Alanyaspor in Turkey.

Yesterday’s first-team training was held at Ibrox instead of Auchenhowie as Caixinha prepares his new recruits for Thursday night.

‘We are here at Ibrox to have a training session, one which needs to be more “game-like”,’ he said, ‘and I want that to be in the same scenario we are going to play the match. We are going to have a lot of new players, and I want the players to see the pitch, etc, before they get there. It is going to be a full house, and I want them to enjoy playing in that.

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3 minutes ago, Smile said:

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Barrie McKay's Rangers future has been cast into fresh doubt after the Scotland international was sent to train with the club’s Under-20s.

As Sportsmail first revealed, the 22-year-old turned down the offer of a pay rise and a two-year extension to his Ibrox contract in February.

With a year left to run on his current deal and no sign of compromise on either side, McKay was told to come in before first-team colleagues on Monday and informed he would be training with the development squad.



Barrie McKay can talk to interested clubs about a pre-contract agreement from January



Previously linked with a move to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, McKay can talk to interested clubs about a pre-contract agreement from January next year – with ex-Rangers boss Mark Warburton keen to take him to Nottingham Forest.

Despite the impasse, he has been named in the Rangers squad submitted to UEFA ahead of Thursday’s Europa League game with Progres Niederkorn at Ibrox.
 

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Pedro Caixinha had warned 22-year-old Barrie McKay he needs to be more proactive 

Meanwhile, St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has confirmed that he has enquired about a Perth return for frozen-out attacker Michael O’Halloran.

O’Halloran moved to Ibrox from McDiarmid Park for £500,000 in 2016, penning a four-and-a-half year deal.

However, the 26-year-old was used sparingly by both Warburton and his successor Caixinha — and was ordered by the Portuguese boss to train at 6am for a fortnight after failing to turn up for an Under-20s game against Hearts in April.

‘Michael is one player we have enquired about but in that position there are two or three other enquiries we have in at the minute,’ said Wright, who has submitted his own squad ahead of Thursday’s Europa League tie with Lithuanians FK Trakai, although the rules allow for one late ‘wildcard’ addition.

‘Michael’s situation is one that’s very much in Rangers’ hands. It’s not in any other club’s hands. It’s up to what Rangers want to do with him.



‘I was sad to see him go and, as I say, we have spoken to Rangers about him, about the possibility, but that’s outwith my control. At the minute the ball is in Rangers’ court.’

Rangers confirmed yesterday that this week’s game against Luxembourg minnows Progres Niederkorn – the Ibrox club’s first European fixture in six years – is a sell-out.

It will give Rangers fans a chance to see Caixinha’s new-look side after a summer signing spree in which he landed Ryan Jack, Fabio Cardoso, Dalcio, Carlos Pena, Eduardo Herrera and Alfredo Morelos.

Their fellow new recruit Bruno Alves won’t play on Thursday, however, as he is still on duty with Portugal at the Confederations Cup.

And his compatriot Daniel Candeias also misses out after his registration papers failed to arrive in time from former club Alanyaspor in Turkey.

Yesterday’s first-team training was held at Ibrox instead of Auchenhowie as Caixinha prepares his new recruits for Thursday night.

‘We are here at Ibrox to have a training session, one which needs to be more “game-like”,’ he said, ‘and I want that to be in the same scenario we are going to play the match. We are going to have a lot of new players, and I want the players to see the pitch, etc, before they get there. It is going to be a full house, and I want them to enjoy playing in that.

He's fuckin shite most games, if he wants to play somewhere else then get him to fuck

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Just now, CoopsLaud said:

MOH can get tae fuck but would really like to see Barrie make it here in a decent team. Hope he screws the nut and proves his place

He has to sign a contract and add more consistency to his game, A player when he turns up is one of the best.

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Consistency and attitude are the missing ingredients for Barrie imo.

 When he shows up, he is unplayable - but watching him in some games he looks dis-intrested.

If he is indeed refusing to sign a new contract, we are clearly forcing his hand and hopefully attracting further interest.

Needs to be a decent fee though for him.

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2 minutes ago, Smile said:

He has to sign a contract and add more consistency to his game, A player when he turns up is one of the best.

The contract thing is a pisser. Was hoping Pedro can find a way of getting through to him or find some formation that is best suited to him.

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McKay's never going to make it bigger than he has now. 

He's talented, sure; but he's fucking gash at least half of the time, and you can spot his cut-inside about 20 minutes before he does it.

Thanks for the corker in the semi-final, but I've had enough of your cowardice when things aren't going your way ?

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Would not be arsed if he went am not massive fan and he seems to just turn up when suits him. Manger needs to get tough and sort out people who he thinks don't want to be part of his team or who he does not rate. Times are changing and hopefully for the better at us

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It's a difficult one, because he's a very talented boy when he's on form, but when he's off form he's absolutely useless. Can usually tell within 10 minutes if he's going to be good or not, because he offers nothing in terms of hard graft if not in form. 

PC has said he wants consistent 7/10 players every week, not a 9/10 once every 6 or 7 games with fuck all else in between. 

If he's not interested in signing a new contract, then he can get GTF. Hopefully he looks at the likes of Ness, McCabe, Wylde and co and sees the grass isn't actually greener elsewhere knuckles down, signs a contract and goes on to fulfill his potential. 

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Was surprised when he signed such a short contract under Warburton. At the time MW made it out that was his decidion and it never really made sense. 

To me it looks like he's not developing as much as his early talent suggested he would. Maybe a move away from the west of Scotland, to Germany or Holland, would do him some good. 

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3 minutes ago, dan_ger said:

Was surprised when he signed such a short contract under Warburton. At the time MW made it out that was his decidion and it never really made sense. 

To me it looks like he's not developing as much as his early talent suggested he would. Maybe a move away from the west of Scotland, to Germany or Holland, would do him some good. 

Mebey he knew he was for the off a lot sooner than we realised

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