Showing posts with label Joe Garner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Joe Garner. Show all posts

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Caixinha earmarks main striker; fans might not be thrilled


Manager Pedro Caixinha has dropped his strongest hint yet that rather than including flop signing Joe Garner among the players he is looking to dispense with, he instead intends to build Rangers around the ex-Preston man and get the best out of him.

Speaking about next season’s plans, Pedro laid out his intention to develop a system which plays to Garner’s strengths by utilising his aerial ability and getting more goals from him, rather than dropping him to the bench or even getting shot of him.

The boss said:

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Caixinha hints Rangers' summer transfer budget


Pedro Caixinha has strongly hinted today what Rangers fans already knew, and that was the shoestring budget he will be forced to work with this summer.

Speaking specifically about ex-Rangers player Vladimir Weiss, Ped confirmed it was a non-starter due to price, and named the sum Rangers cannot aspire to for any new signings this upcoming window.

He said:

Monday, 24 April 2017

Thanks Warbs, thanks very flipping much!


As the fallout from the Old Firm debacle continues, one of the most pertinent issues to focus on at present has to be the squad.

“We’ve got to add value, we’ve got to show the board, it’s important for the club. Where we have been the last four or five years, I think it is imperative that we get value. Now, what that value is, obviously, is a big question. I look at Jordan Rossiter and Joe Dodoo as young players and Joey Barton, who would have been in the Premier league with Burnley, that for me is us getting value and recruiting well. It’s not about how much you spend, it is about spending the money you’ve got.” – Mark Warburton – 2016.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

A tale of two Joes


If Sunday’s visit to Aberdeen highlighted one thing more than any other, it was the differing fortunes and qualities of Rangers’ two Joes.

When the Bread Man made the inexplicable decision to shell out a whopping near-£2M on Preston-North End’s Joe Garner last summer, there was confusion all round. Everything in the 28 year old’s CV pointed to pure average, with a litany of wasted time in the lower leagues of the EFL and a mediocre goal-scoring record to show for it. No significant team was willing to give him the light of day in their first team, and his general ability pointed to England’s lower leagues being his level.

Monday, 27 March 2017

With these stats, does this Rangers star have a future at Ibrox?

 Article by: Richard Fillingham

Rangers were delighted to announce last August that 28-year-old, Preston North End striker Joe Garner had finally joined the Teddy Bears on a three-year-deal after being head-hunted as the man to score goals and help us to challenge for the league title.

The Blackburn-born 6’ 1” (1.85m) forward was thrilled to try a different phase in his career, by trying life out in Scotland with a giant club like the ‘Gers who have such a grand history to their name.

Garner was Mark Warburton’s most expensive signing for a reputed £1.8m and was so proud to be presented to a full Ibrox crowd at half-time of the 2-1 win over Motherwell.

Warburton thought he was signing a fox in the box type and a livewire who will run in behind defences, and who was exceptionally good in the air while getting stuck in. Well he does get his retaliation in first (!)

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Written off Rangers Wright some wrongs


Mark Warburton played Tommy Wright’s St Johnstone three times and failed to win a single encounter. Graeme Murty managed it on his first go, including under the duress of being a man down.

Warburton had struggled hugely against Hamilton last time the two played at Ibrox, managing only a draw, before scraping an ill-deserved three points at New Douglas Park in December. Graeme Murty’s side put six past the same team.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Why being dropped saved this Rangers star


When it comes to picking the cream of the crop of Rangers’ recent player performances, it is a rich plunder. With Lee Wallace regaining form over the past few matches, and Kenny Miller’s exquisite and hard-working graft in midfield particularly noticeable, it is a great choice of the most impressive recent individual, with Lee Hodson, Jason Holt and all three of the defenders who have played also managing to raise their games significantly. Not to mention Joe Garner’s warrior-like domination of Rangers’ front line.

But for me, there is one other player whose standards have absolutely hiked of late, and whose management by Mark Warburton has managed to curtail his dismal form this season and restore the old self impressively; that man is Barrie McKay.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Garner to have medical on Friday


Sky Sports’ Jim White has confirmed tonight that Preston North-End’s Joe Garner will be in Glasgow tomorrow for a medical.

The slightly-protracted deal appears now to be coming to an end with the news the 28-year old hitman will run the treadmill at Murray Park tomorrow to hopefully seal his £1.5M move to Ibrox.

What are Rangers getting in £1.5M Joe Garner?


With just a few small details holding the Joe Garner deal up, it looks inevitable now that Rangers will sign the soon-to-be former Preston striker.

The 28-year old has had a productive career in the English Football League, with a decent return of just under one in three goals per game in a spell spanning 15 years in both League one and the Championship.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Rangers to announce new signing as another follows


Following Rangers’ hard-fought maiden SPL win on their return to the top flight at Dens Park last weekend, a feeling of moderately-increased optimism has undeniably been tangible among the supporters.

It is a far cry from league-winning expectancy, but there is a clear belief now Rangers can produce a credible Premiership campaign, showing grit and steel as they did against Paul Hartley’s men on their own patch to take all three points.

Buoyed by this, an accelerated transfer targeting strategy since Saturday has consequently pinpointed the final two slots in his squad that Mark Warburton has been keen to fill for some considerable time; a centre back and a striker.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Rangers move in on million pound striker?


Tonight reports have broken claiming Rangers are closing in on a permanent signing for Preston North End’s Joe Garner.

The 28 year old striker has been linked with Rangers for some time, but a national publication, which did accurately break the Clint Hill story, has now claimed Rangers have moved significantly closer to the prolific front man with a financial package on the table.