Rangers linked with moves for midfield pair

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Over the past few days, murmurs have surfaced regarding two potential new recruits Rangers are monitoring for the summer.

Sydney FC’s Brandon O’Neill and Stoke City’s Charlie Adam are both said to be on Rangers’ radar, in light of the number of midfield injuries blighting the club.

O’Neill, 23, is knocking on the door of the Socceroos but as yet has no caps for his country, and to date has only plied his trade on his home soil, provoking some fans to make comparisons with the ill-fated signature of countryman Matt McKay who, other than a brief stint in China, had similarly never left his own shores.

However, with Ryan Jack’s injury ruling him out for the foreseeable future, concerns over just what the prognosis for Ross McCrorie is and an as-yet unknown return date for Graham Dorrans, not to mention Jordan Rossiter’s perennial injury hell, Rangers’ chiefs are looking to try and bolster the squad’s depth in that department.

At present, only Jason Holt is really sufficient as a bench option alternative to Sean Goss and Greg Docherty.

Meanwhile ex-Ranger Charlie Adam has admitted he is open to a move back to Ibrox having found himself frozen out at the Bet365, failing to rule it out when asked about the future.

The 32-year old central midfielder has over 20 caps for Scotland, but is very much out the national picture these days and while we know exactly what he can do, are unsure he is the right kind of player for this new Rangers. He also surely would not be interested in leaving the bench of Stoke to be greeted by the bench of Ibrox.

Nevertheless, we shall monitor these stories over the coming months.

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  1. Sorry, but Charlie is too old and was never the athletic type which we want for the game we are playing.
    Don't know how good O'Neill is, but we have a lot of midfielders, I think we need to be letting a couple go, not bringing in more. Kranjcar is off but without Goss next season we have Docherty, Halliday, Holt, Jack, Dorrans, Rossiter, Burt and Barjonas for two jerseys. That is a lot. 8 into 2 doesn't go, I would suggest 6 is enough with Burt and Barjonas.

    • Agree with SWH on this Adam is going backwards. We have Dorrans to be a role model for the younger guys next season. Bloody hell we've not even hit the end of the season and IN has them ruled out for the start of next campaign…

    • Yea mind the injuries Charlie Adams a defo no. Rossiter .dorrans. injuries don't know much about them agree with . Seth defo mate

  2. Well the windows closed so we can't bolster nothing.
    Charlie Adam is going backwards not for me, to be truthful I know nothing about Skippy?

    There will be massive changes at Ibrox come the summer, massive clear out in fact.with lots of our supporters not happy with who's been shown the door!!
    Murty only has the job till the summer also with nothing decided on him as yet.
    For me Murtys future as manager depends on how we do against them in the next 3 OF games.
    Balls in UR court big fellow!!
    2 wins then buy Urself a new pair of blue slippers for next season!
    🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 Queens XI 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
    Ps. Is this the slowest week of my life ever .com??

    • What’s the verdict regards players going out during the Summer Robbie.. Go on spill mate!

      If Goss can't be signed then we defo need another MF with a wand of a foot. Think defence needs strengthening more than anything. Will be interesting to see what happens with Hardie after his stint at Livi..

      This wk is dragging in.. Will have even less hair left after the wknd..

    • Bawbag. Start a riot here.

      Hodson.
      MOH.
      Dodoo.
      Alves.
      Cordoso.
      Herrera.
      Bates.
      Niko.
      Holt.
      Halliday.
      Forrest.
      Martin no deal

      Got to get Goss at all cost with 5 more players and 4/5 from the youth team moving up to the first team

  3. I’ve seen reports that O’Neil will be a replacement for goss if qpr won’t sell. Another striker and a cb are a must. By the summer we will only have one striker left, miller should retire, and morales will leave, which leaves hardie unless we take up the buy clause for Cummings though we would be mad not too

  4. If we cant get Goss …John McGinn
    Wouldnt Sign Adam or O'Neil

    Miller – A Coaching Position
    Hardie – Give Him a Chance!
    Sign Cummings Permanently!

  5. Forward options are more limited than midfield. We have
    Morelos – would love him to stay another season for Europe, add to his value, but only the gods will know.
    Herrera – Taxi!!!!!!!
    Dodoo – see Herrera. It just hasn't worked for him, so if an offer comes in, let him leave
    Miller – Coaching role, great example of what the jersey demands
    Sooooo, that leaves us with
    Cummings – thank you very much
    Windass – crap winger, great as second striker
    Hardie – Please, give him a chance. 2yr contract, summer 2019 he has made it or we sell him. Scores goals everywhere else, doing as well as Cummings did in the Championship
    Rudden – Hattrick today against AEK Athens. 18, but time to find out
    McBurnie – a Bluenose out of contract in the summer. Time for Olly to walk the walk, to Ibrox
    Only issue here is lack of an experienced striker. If Morelos stays, I can live with that. If he goes, we may want someone decent in late 20s, but if he is good enough we can't afford him. Hence the focus on youth. I think if they wanted Moult, they would have got him at Christmas. Let's be honest, how many people would swap Cummings for Moult? Anyone? You at the back? That your hand up?
    No, didn't think so 🙂
    Those are my thoughts, but to be honest I have faith in Murty and Mark Allen. They have done well so far, who had heard of Goss?

    • Scooby, I would support Barrie McKay getting………a discounted season ticket for 2018/19, so he can see how we are coping without him.
      He has not ripped up the turf in Nottingham. I know Cummings didn't either. But if you look at McKay's stats last year they were a pale shadow of Jamie Walker.
      I think we have moved past that. Apart from Candeias and Murphy, we have Atakayi and the young boy Glenn Middleton. That is enough INMHO as we also have the option of a narrow diamond to utilise three midfielders and Windass or other at the peak. We have too many midfielders and I don't see a space for MOH, never mind Barrie.
      I bear him no malice, hope he does well in his career, but he was a shining light when the picture was much, much darker. We now have bright lights everywhere

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