Rangers Face Summer Rebuild as Kris Boyd Names Who Stays

Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd has revealed who he believes the club should keep following their disappointing Premiership campaign.

Speaking on Sky Sports after Rangers’ 5-2 win over Dundee, Boyd was pressed by Chris Sutton to name the players he would retain at Ibrox.

“Butland is obviously one,” Boyd admitted. “He’s been a strong presence in goal.”

“Diomande, yes, and I think Raskin can be a good player for them too,” he continued.

Boyd offered a more cautious endorsement of captain James Tavernier. “You wouldn’t want to lose Tavernier, but the reality is he might have to go if the right offer comes in. Definitely Sterling, you don’t want to lose him. He’s a bright prospect.”

The situation of veteran Connor Goldson was more complex. “Goldson is another one,” Boyd said. “I know he’s injured, but he was also dropped. You’ve got somebody who’s one of your highest earners who’s not playing. It’s a difficult situation for the new manager.”

Boyd believes manager Philippe Clement would ideally prefer a complete squad overhaul. “I think in an ideal world he would want a blank canvas,” he acknowledged, “but he’s not going to get that.”

“The club is built on winning league championships, not just cups,” Boyd concluded. “So Clement has some tough decisions to make this summer, and some players might have to move on.”