Ben Davies left out of Champions League squad amid exit chatter

Rangers’ player Ben Davies won’t participate in the club’s UEFA Champions League squad for the upcoming Playoff match against PSV Eindhoven. The 28-year-old defender, who is recuperating from an early-season injury, has returned to training but hasn’t been chosen by Michael Beale to join the squad.

Speculation surrounds Ben Davies’ future, as he’s one year into his £4 million transfer from Liverpool to Rangers. The club’s fans are skeptical about his performance as a center-back, and Michael Beale has acknowledged the need for another defender this summer. The Rangers manager hasn’t provided clear insight into whether Davies might leave the club.

Despite his return to training, Ben Davies won’t be part of Rangers’ Champions League squad for the two matches against PSV Eindhoven. Rangers’ manager Michael Beale will rely on Connor Goldson and John Souttar in the defender’s absence. Tom Lawrence and Kemar Roofe, who are recovering from long-term injuries, are also excluded from the squad. Beale believes their fitness efforts should be directed elsewhere.

Pacey winger Rabbi Matondo, who exhibited signs of resurgence against Livingston, has also been left out as Michael Beale shifts focus to the PSV match. While Rangers conquered PSV Eindhoven to reach the Champions League groups in the previous season, their squad has evolved significantly, presenting a new challenge.

Having narrowly surpassed Servette, Rangers need to perform at their peak in the upcoming double-header, starting with the first leg at Ibrox on Tuesday, August 22nd.