RANGERS boss Graeme Murty has been busy bringing in new recruits during the transfer window.
Now it looks like players will start going in the opposite direction.
Murty, however, admits that injuries could limit the number of men heading for the Ibrox exit door.
Rangers look particularly over-loaded in the middle of the pitch – Sean Goss and Jamie Murphy have arrived, with bids for Greg Docherty and Jordan Jones proving unsuccessful so far.
Murty said: “We have a lot of injuries, so we have to protect the safety of the club, although it’s never ideal when you have loads of players not playing.
“We have to take care of those guys, too. Those discussions are on-going, and I’d expect more business to take place, particularly with guys going out.
“We are talking to players all the time and we’ve just to make sure we can align all of our needs together.
“I don’t have a definitive number for a squad.
“I just know I’ve got 11 happy players on a Saturday and the rest can be a draw on your time. But I’ve said to those not in the starting XI, it’s their task to get in it.
“We don’t want players draining energy from the group.”
Murty has made it clear he would prefer to keep hold of Josh Windass.
Preston made a bid for the 24-year-old and Leeds United have also shown an interest.
Murty went on: “He’s someone we want to keep at the football club, and we’ve spoken to Josh.
“The bid that came in from Preston was below our valuation and, while we respect their right to make that bid, he’s our player and we want to keep him.
“It’s Josh’s job to try to elevate his game to that next level. I’m confident he can do that here, because he does have some wonderful attributes.
“It’s up to Josh now to make sure that if another bid comes in, it’s an absolutely stratospheric one.
Defender Bruno Alves, meanwhile, may be on his way out of Ibrox.
Reports last night suggested that Rangers had agreed a deal with Italian side Benevento for the Portugal international.
The player was thought to be yet to agree terms with the Serie A strugglers.
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