Sam Lammers given percentage chance of Rangers transfer exit and Utrecht return

Sam Lammers has been given a "less than 50 percent chance" of a return to Utrecht - albeit the club WON'T give up on the Rangers man yet.

The Dutchman, 27, spent six months on loan in his native country and lashed in 10 goals and provided three assists in what was an impressive stint. Manager Ron Jans has been clear in his desire to keep hold of the player and has urged the club beaks to do what they can to make it happen.

But the boss admits there's only a slim chance of being able to spend on the Ibrox star what they'd need to in a bid to convince Gers to let him go. "We have not given up hope that Lammers will return," he told "But I think the chance is less than 50 per cent."

We told earlier today how Lammers was backed by Heerenveen boss Kees van Wonderen to succeed in Glasgow if he's given the chance by Philippe Clement to do so.

"I have only seen Lammers from a distance as a manager so it’s difficult to get the correct insight without working with the player on a daily basis," he said. "He has never lost his talent but since he has started playing regularly he’s got his confidence back. He’s scoring again and I have no doubt he can take that back with him to Scotland and have a positive second season at Rangers.

"It’s clear his manager Ron Jans has triggered something in him and he has done well in the short spell with Utrecht in the Dutch league. You can see he’s starting to score and feels he’s an important player. He has found a team who has given him time to play and has delivered on that by scoring goals. That’s a big difference from what he achieved in Scotland.

“So much will depend on the confidence he gets from his manager at Rangers – will it be the same as Jans at Utrecht? Can he come back to Glasgow and have the same fun he’s had in Holland? Can he keep that smile on his face and continue to score? The dynamic of the team, his team-mates and all of the different variables need to work for him.”