With the information coming out of Govan right now, it does seem that new manager Steven Gerrard, regardless of what happens tomorrow, has been busy at work from afar analysing the squad and appears to have come to the conclusion that only a handful of current Rangers players are going to be in his plans moving forward.
It does now seem that there is going to be the biggest overhaul at Ibrox since, well, the last one, and that Gerrard has taken one look at the collection of players at his disposal and really isn’t happy with any of them.
Can any Rangers fan put their hand on their heart and claim Ryan Jack is as good as Maurice Edu? Or that Ross McCrorie is a legend in the making? Or that Alfredo Morelos is as good as Nikica Jelavic or Steven Naismith?
Rangers supporters have been so used to mediocrity in the team, and bigging it up to be better than it is, and it appears Steven Gerrard, with his more neutral eyes and need to make Rangers match Celtic is going to be intensely ruthless and cull a colossal chunk of a frankly insufficient squad.
Save your ‘Ryan Jack was incredible till injury’ nonsense for other sites who are more agreeable to your way of thinking, no he wasn’t. Ross McCrorie is only 19 and there’s potential but let’s not overreact and put stupid pressure on a young man’s shoulders. Morelos’ finishing is mince, even if his deeper play is reasonable.
‘Who’s writing this p*sh’ is usually the standard response we get when you lot don’t agree.
Well, Steven Gerrard knows more about football than you, us, and the entire support combined so we’ll go with his take on it. If he sees more in some of the players, we’ll happily kowtow to that.
But no longer should Rangers fans accept rubbish and big it up as better than it is.
Or I should say, big it up as good enough for Rangers.
There are some players in there who may make the cut. But a near-fourth placed finish says everything about what garbage is in Rangers’ squad, and why Gerrard must do what he is doing.
If Rangers fans want 55, stop defending mince. Stop justifying absolutely average players – our manager clearly isn’t, so why do you?