Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has dropped a hint that he sees new signing Lassana Coulibaly as a ‘Scott Brown’ for Rangers.
While Rangers fans hardly have affinity with Celtic’s captain, we have reluctantly accepted his competence at his role, arguing long that Rangers lack a titan in midfield, ‘destroyer’ to really lead and give confidence to others.
Gerrard, speaking at his pre-Shkupi press conference alongside new signing Umar Sadiq, suggested Rangers now have exactly that.
“Coulibaly is a destroyer type midfielder, he is very different to what he have here. I have watched him numerous times and he breaks play up and keeps it simple. He will add a bit of power in the engine room for us.”
‘Destroyer type’ is the big giveaway – Gerrard suggesting Rangers now have an aggressive combative and strong powerhouse in the middle to answer the question of a lack of a ‘Scott Brown’.
Of course, what Greg Docherty and perhaps Ross McCrorie will think of Gerrard’s assertion that we lack that is another matter, but Rangers cannot have too many good options there.