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Stuart McCall: Newcastle loan players wouldn’t have passed medicals

5 years ago
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Rangers manager has stated that ‘two or three’ of the five Newcastle loan players would not have passed medicals in January, when they signed for Rangers until the end of the season.

After ousting the old board, the new directors have since discovered that incredibly no medicals were carried out on Gael Bigirimana, Haris Vuckic, Kevin Mbabu, Remie Streete and Shane Ferguson.

The five Newcastle loan signings were pushed through by former directors and Ashley allies (and former Ashley employees at Sports Direct and Newcastle United resepectively) Barry Leach and Derek Llambias.

Three of the players have so far not been in a fit state to play for Rangers, with Remie Streete breaking down in his first match and only Haris Vuckic playing in a number of matches.

Yesterday brought the revelation that Gael Bigirimana was already diagnosed with a medical condition whilst at Newcastle, that the player subsequently discovered menat he couldn’t play this season due to existing Scottish FA rules.

He would appear to be one of the ‘two or three’ who wouldn’t have passed a medical, with Shane Ferguson also very likely to be one of them, considering he had a long-term injury when the loan deals were struck and he is not expected to stand any chance of playing this season.

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