Rangers manager Mark Warburton has today confirmed the positions he seeks to improve come January, but has surprisingly been incredibly explicit in one of the suggestions.
While it is well known Rangers are in need of enhancements and a bit of a tweak in personnel, it is the direct acknowledgement of Danny Wilson’s poor performances, Lee Wallace’s lack of deputy and Dominic Ball’s inexperience that was the most unexpected.
Warburton conceded that Rangers need ‘versatile’ players and that the critically under-manned position of defensive midfield was being focused on, but it was his admission that ‘left of defence’ needed work – strongly forcing the conclusions that Danny Wilson’s time at Ibrox may be coming to a premature end, another left-back may be a priority and that Dominic Ball is not viewed as a serious solution to left centre back.
He also admitted that attacking players are ‘always attractive’ despite the fact Rangers have an abundance – the one position strangely overlooked was that of striker, unless that too was included in ‘attacking players’.
Whatever is true, Rangers will see some new additions in January, and do not be surprised if more than ‘one or two’ appear at Ibrox in the coming couple of months.