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Beale steps up his clear out of Gio’s duds

Ridvan Yilmaz appears to be the latest casualty of the Micky Beale Revolution.

Signed for a fee ranging from £3-5m a year ago from Besiktas the young Turk was the first stage of the exciting new player trading model, bought in with the proceeds from selling Calvin Bassey.

Yilmaz was supposed to ease Borna Barisic out the door but the new signing failed to make any impact with Barisic’s place in the side as secure as ever.

Apparently Yilmaz is out injured at the moment, some rumours are suggesting that he could be missing for a month with others claiming that Beale has now decided to get rid of last summer’s rising star.


Last summer Giovanni van Bronckhorst paid transfer fees for Yilmaz, Antonio Colak, Ben Davies and Rabbi Matondo with Tom Lawrence and John Souttar signed as free agents.

Colak was sold to Parma for an undisclosed fee with Davies, Matondo and Lawrence left out of the 25 man squad registered with UEFA for the Champions League qualifiers against Sevette alongside Glen Kamara.

Beale is clearly cutting out the van Bronckhorst era at Ibrox, putting his trust in his own summer arrivals plus the old guard signed by Steven Gerrard backed up by James Tavernier and Ryan Jack.

Tonight the new boss tastes European football for the first time trying to cut himself off from the anger and abuse that followed Saturday’s opening day defeat away to Kilmarnock.

After the hype of the summer months to say that the performance at Rugby Park was underwhelming wouldn’t quite capture the mood of disgruntled fans.

Every aspect of the team selection, tactics and substitutions has come under fire with 50,000 fans heading to Ibrox tonight to pass judgement.

Any further slip ups before facing Celtic on September 3 won’t be tolerated by fans, after the defeat at Kilmarnock responsibility is all on Beale, he can’t hide behind Steven Gerrard and Gary McAllister any longer.

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