Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has warned Leon Balogun , Joe Aribo and their teammates they need to start performing in pre-season or find themselves sidelined.
The Gers fell to a 1-0 defeat in a friendly against Tranmere on Saturday.
“I think the first two weeks is all about minutes, it’s all about getting people through it, it’s all about getting volume into the legs,” Gerrard told Rangers TV.
“But now, from Monday morning, we will have a look at this game and now it’s about people impressing and training to play, because now I’m going to pick teams for 60 minutes
“If you’re not performing now we can’t carry anyone. The season is so important as we move along. People need to impress now and play well, otherwise they are not going to get many minutes.”
Rangers next face Arsenal before games against Blackpool, Brighton and Real Madrid ahead of the start of their title defence.