Rangers manager Alex McLeish has revealed Jose-Karl Pierre-Fanfan and Steven Thompson could be heading through the Ibrox exit door next month. McLeish admitted Rangers will listen to offers for the pair who have failed to hold down regular first-team slots this season. French defender Pierre-Fanfan arrived during the summer on a Bosman from Paris Saint-Germain but has spent the majority of the campaign on the bench having fallen behind Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Marvin Andrews and Julien Rodriguez in the defensive pecking order. And despite Federico Nieto and Francis Jeffers departing in January after unsuccessful loan spells, Thompson, whose contract expires in the summer, could also be on his way following the arrival of Kris Boyd and the rejuvenation of Peter Lovenkrands as a striker. McLeish said: "It's tough for the strikers like Tommo who are not starting the games but we need a squad. If it came to the end of January and there were people interested then we would listen. "But I am in no hurry to get rid of him. I think Tommo would look at the situation and ask where he is in the pecking order. "As I said to Fanfan, some players may not fancy the situation of not being first or even second choice. You just have to wait and see what unfolds. I don't know if he would like to move on but I think he would like to play regular football." Rangers are in the midst of a crippling injury crisis with eight first-team players on the sidelines and McLeish unable to call on Bob Malcolm and Kyrgiakos through suspensions. But McLeish believes the injury list has enabled the club's youngsters to flourish with six under-21 starlets included in the squad for the clash with Dundee United today. He said: "We have a lot of bodies missing but we are now seeing evidence of the Murray Park youth policy coming to fruition. "We have a lot of young kids involved in the A team for the Dundee United game. Ross McCormack, Gary MacKenzie, Stevie Campbell, Alan Lowing, Stevie Smith and Barry Ferguson have all come through the youth system. "That is a lot of young kids and maybe they are not in there through choice but we are still showing signs of a fair few players coming through the ranks. "Ten years ago or maybe even six this would not have happened. It was due to a couple of things like finances and massive injuries. I realise this but look at Chris Burke. He has set the standard and is the role model for the ones on the fringes of the first team. "These are the next crop and we feel they are more than capable."