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Rangers: Cedric Itten axed to B team

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Rangers forward Cedric Itten has found himself axed to the B team as Giovanni van Bronckhorst continues to omit him from first-team squads.

The Lowdown: Itten’s Gers career

The Swiss attacker arrived at the Ibrox in 2020 from FC St. Gallen for £3 million.

In his first season with the club, Itten only started four Scottish Premiership matches, although he featured a further 19 times by coming off the bench. He went on to score just four goals in the league campaign, before being whisked away on a loan move to German side Greuther Fürth this season.

The 25-year-old appeared in the starting XI more regularly there, making the team on seven occasions and featuring a further five times as a substitute in the Bundesliga. This even included a shock appearance against Bayern Munich, where the striker came off the bench for the final 14 minutes and scored.

The Latest: Itten axed, Gio ‘head-scratcher’

Surprisingly, Van Bronckhorst recalled Itten in January, and the player has since featured on nine occasions for the Light Blues across a number of different competitions.

However, it seems like Itten’s Rangers career may be over after the latest development.

As per the Gers B team’s Twitter account (via Ibrox News), the 25-year-old was named in the starting line-up for the B team’s City of Glasgow Cup clash with Queen’s Park at Auchenhowie.

Ibrox News called Gio’s decision to recall Itten a ‘head-scratcher’ and asked ‘why on earth’ the club went through with it.

The Verdict: Strange recall?

Regardless of the B team’s impressive 2-0 win yesterday, it is unlikely that Itten will have done enough to prove he should feature for the first-team again.

Therefore, it begs the question as to why Van Bronckhorst decided to recall the Switzerland international, especially given that he was playing regular football in the German top-flight.

Once described as “magnificent” for one of his performances by former boss Steven Gerrard, it seems like Itten has experienced a serious fall from grace, and consequently, it is expected that his Rangers career may soon be over.

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