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Joe Dodoo: Out-of-favour striker told to up his game or face the axe

Yet-to-be-capped Ghana striker Joe Dodoo

Rangers and Ghana attacker Joe Dodoo has been given one last life-line by manager Pedro Caixinha to up his game or face the axe.

The 22-year-old joined the Ibrox club from Leicester City last summer on a £250,000 development fee but has battled with niggling injuries which limited him to just 25 appearances in all competitions last season.

Manager Caixinha has offered to advise the young lad to face competition from Colombian Alfredo Morelos, whose life with the Blues has begun in such aplomb – netting three goals in four games.

Comparatively, Dodoo made only nine starts under Caixinha last season and is yet to make any appearance for Rangers this term.

The forward is gradually falling out of favour with his return to the manager’s first team list becoming increasingly difficult.

“Joe is still training with the group,” Caixinha told the Daily Record.

“He still has a chance here but it’s more up to him than me.

“I don’t have a final decision yet because the market is still open. I don’t want to be overloaded with players who might not be an option for us.”

Rangers have hinted they will listen to offers for the Ghanaian if any club comes calling for his services.

He started only five games in the Scottish League last season out of 20 appearance and score three goals. He has yet to make his international debut with the Black Stars despite being called up for a qualifier against Mauritius and training with the squad in 2016.

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