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Last Updated: Wednesday, 22 November 2006, 10:11 GMT
Rangers exit likely for Bardsley
Kris Boyd gives support to Phil Bardsley during Rangers' training
Phil Bardsley (right) looks likely to be pushed out of Ibrox
Phil Bardsley is unlikely to play for Rangers again, with manager Paul Le Guen saying that he is unlikely to extend the right-back's loan spell.

The 21-year-old, on loan from Manchester United, questioned Le Guen's authority in an October training incident and has not played since.

And Le Guen told Rangers' website: "Phil will probably go back to Manchester United in December.

"I'll talk with Alex Ferguson, but I think that's the best thing for him."

Bardsley's Old Trafford team-mate, Lee Martin, could remain with the Glasgow club, despite the winger's inconsistent and injury-hit loan spell at Ibrox.

"It really depends on what he wants to do," said Le Guen.
There is a possibility Fernando can stay in Russia

Rangers manager Paul Le Guen

"I know he thinks he doesn't play enough, but I will talk to him and see where we go from here."

Meanwhile, Le Guen hinted that Dutch defender Fernando Ricksen could be sold to Zenit St Petersburg and admitted to admiration for Kilmarnock striker Steven Naismith.

Ricksen has been on loan to the Russian club after misbehaving on a pre-season flight to South Africa.

"It depends on what Fernando wants to do," said Le Guen.

"There is a possibility he can stay in Russia, but I will probably have a chat with him soon to consider his position."

Zenit's league season ends on Sunday, with Dick Advocaat thought to be interested in signing Ricksen permanently after taking them to a likely Uefa Cup place for next term.

Le Guen could be considering using any extra transfer money to re-unite 20-year-old Naismith with former Kilmarnock striking partner Kris Boyd.

"I read the story linking us with Steven," said Le Guen.

"He is a good player and we are following the progress of every young Scottish player."

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