Steven Gerrard has worryingly admitted, related to our article of yesterday, that his hunt for a centre back is no further forward and he is struggling to find a third CB to add to the group.
Rangers’ manager has unfortunately been unable to find someone till this date, with Jack Hendry, Jack Simpson, Jake Cooper, Steven Caulker, Gareth McAuley and many others linked, but other than Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic, has been unable to add to that depth.
Speaking at his pre-UFA presser, he had no good news for fans:
“No, I’m still looking (for a defender), but I’ve been very lucky in the centre back areas so far (with Goldson and Katic) but I would like to get another body in in that position. That’ll give me the luxury to change formation maybe, or pulling one or two of them out in terms of giving them a breather.”
It is a little concerning that Gerrard hasn’t yet been able to attract the defender that he wants, and with the matches now hitting us thick and fast Rangers’ options are simply too thin, even if both centre backs have been outstanding signings so far.
Hopefully this situation can be fixed sooner rather than later because Rangers’ ambitions are increasing dramatically over the past two months and they will be more difficult to attain with just two recognised CBs.