In news which will provoke a mixed response from Rangers fans, reports over the past week suggest Rangers are working to bring three players back from loan in the belief they will boost the current squad.
Michael O’Halloran and Joe Dodoo we already know about, both whose loans expire on the 1st of January at St Johnstone and Charlton respectively, but moves are now in place to try to persuade Azerbaijanians Gabala to release Andy Halliday earlier as well.
The midfielder, who had a patchy time at Ibrox until being farmed out by ex-manager Pedro Caixinha, is being vaunted as an enhancement for midfield, something which in itself sums up the state of Rangers at present.
With Kenny Miller injured, Alfredo Morelos vulnerable to sale, Eduardo Herrera’s ineffectiveness and Ryan Hardie’s targeting from QPR, not to mention both disappointments in the form of Niko Kranjcar and Carlos Pena, Rangers’ creative depth is, frankly, pretty horrendous, and the club are looking at trying to find some supplementary quality.
Whether Halliday or Dodoo represent an ounce of that quality is another matter, but Rangers probably could do with O’Halloran given the alternative is the likes of Josh Windass and Daniel Candeias.
Nevertheless, it does not bode especially well that Rangers are trying to recycle existing sub-par players – we only pray they are also going to splash out on high quality new recruits as well in January.