Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Sky Sources; Rangers monitoring ex-EPL stopper


Rangers have once again been linked with a move for former West Brom defender Gareth McAuley, following interest in him as reported some weeks ago.

Sky Sources claim the 38-year old veteran stopper is on Steven Gerrard’s radar, after a succession of missed targets for the rearguard including Millwall’s Jake Cooper and Bournemouth’s Jack Simpson.

Rangers do lack experience at the back, with the most experienced stopper being 25-year old Connor Goldson, and a real ‘been there done that’ patriarch who has played at the highest levels of the game might be a handy addition on a free.

The Northern Irish international was freed by the Baggies recently and would be a fairly modest wage and a handy leader to have – 203 appearances in England’s top flight and many of them as captain is certainly experience Rangers could use at the back, and as long as the wage is in line with Rangers’ existing finances, we see little reason not to bring the former Leicester man in.

But only if Gerrard wants him.

14 comments:

  1. I have my doubts about this one. I can't see him being 1st choice, therefore he'd just play the occasional game. Can a 38 year old be ready to go at a moments notice? I remember Weir saying at a similar age, that he didnt train, as the volume of games keeps him fit and sharp. Can a 38 year stay sharp with bounce games in training? I'd rather we signed someone younger with ambition to challenge for a 1st team place for years to come,

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  2. Too old amongst a young fit squad .....drive on SG :-)

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  3. Solid signing! No doubts at all he can do a job!

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  4. Trouble is, anyone good enough won't play second fiddle. He may have to do

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  5. Yes Bring him in!
    Good, Strong CB and could be good Mentor for Katic/A.Wilson

    These would be my 3 choices for our CB issue :
    McAuley (WBA)
    Tzifiolis (Peterborough)
    Lindsay (Barnsley 🤔)

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    1. I like Lindsay suggestion. Is he the ex-Partick player? I think he would be a great buy if not too expensive.
      At the risk of getting ahead of myself, if Goldson plays like this the rest of the season, we could struggle to hold on to him. But I have faith that SG and the DoF have all or most of the permutations worked out and will stay several steps ahead. Excepting striker, they have filled all the gaps brilliantly so far

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    2. Yes Ex Partick Lindsay, SWH 😁👍

      Ive seen that Barnsley would be looking to get at least £2.5m for him.
      I think even at 2.5mill its good business
      1. Young Scottish CB
      2. Tall and Strong
      3. Bags of Potential


      Yeah, Heard a Few teams are looking at him for January.
      But to be Honest, I would not start selling players unless it was silly money. 🤔👍⚽

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  6. He’s available for free , West Brom have released him. It’s the wages that would be the issue considering he was on £38k a week.
    Too old for us anyway, SG has a good balance brewing

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  7. I think we should get in the players we can there is going be a fire sale over there and they going bring in new players we going need more players me thinks.

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