BARRIE McKAY, apparently rated in the £6million bracket by Rangers during the January transfer window, will not feature in the team’s Europa League qualifier at Ibrox tomorrow night.
The winger is understood to have been told by manager Pedro Caixinha to train with the club’s Under-20 squad amid increasing uncertainty over his future.

McKay, 22, who has been capped once for Scotland, has a year left on his contract.

He was not a regular starter towards the end of last season following the departure of former manager Mark Warburton and the arrival of Caixinha.

McKay is one of a number of established first team players at Ibrox who appear not to feature in the Portuguese coach’s long-term plans.

Midfielder Andy Halliday, who was left out of the 30-man squad for the club’s first European tie in six years, will have talks with Azerbaijani side FC Gabala ahead of a potential season-long loan.

Wingers Michael O’Halloran and Harry Forrester, forward Joe Dodoo, defender Rob Kiernan and midfielder Matt Crooks were all absent from the squad list submitted to UEFA yesterday and have also been training with the kids.

St Johnstone gaffer Tommy Wright has already expressed his interest in bringing O’Halloran back to McDiarmid Park, but there has been no official approach made to the Govan side for the player.

Caixinha has made eight signings this summer, seven of whom were named in the European squad. Tomorrow’s first leg against Progres Niederkorn, of Luxembourg, is already a sell-out.


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