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Rangers Fans Are Hoping They’ve Seen the Last of Russell Martin in a Blue Jersey

Rangers Fans Are Hoping They’ve Seen the Last of Russell Martin in a Blue Jersey

Rangers fans are still recovering from yesterday’s harrowing defeat against arch rivals Celtic and one man taking a lot of the flak seems to be defender Russell Martin.

The Scotland international joined the Ibrox club on-loan until the end of the season during the January transfer window, and his experience and know-how was supposed to bring stability and calmness to the Gers’ leaky backline.

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However, things really haven’t gone to plan for Martin since arriving in Glasgow, and yesterday’s Scottish Cup semi-final was a real nadir for the 32-year-old.

He and his fellow centre-back Ross McCrorie badly struggled to contain a rampant Moussa Dembele all afternoon, and Martin’s awful clearance allowed Callum McGregor to score Celtic’s second in a thumping 4-0 win.

Martin is out-of-contract in the close season, and it had been assumed he’d stay on with Rangers for at least one more season – but the odds of him extending his deal now seem pretty remote:

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