It’s hardly really a secret that Rangers need new blood come January, and speculation has very much turned to incoming players to arrive in the next window.
We’re not yet clear on whether we’re looking at loans or permanent signings, but the winter period is notoriously difficult to get players during, so Steven Gerrard, Andy Scoulding and Mark Allen have their work cut out to get the right men.
But we do now know the positions Gerrard seeks to fill, and we’d have to say we’re a little surprised by one of them.
It has been understood Stevie seeks a new striker, a new defender, a new creative player and a new midfielder.
We completely endorse three of those. Can you guess what we’re a little surprised by?
We definitely need more defensive quality in there, be it the recently-linked Adam Lewis for left back, or a decent addition centrally. We also sure as heck need more strikers given we effectively have just the one right now. And there’s painfully little doubt we need a lockpick, a creative player given we’ve lost Dorrans and Ovie Ejaria is struggling to deliver on that front.
No, the one we’re baffled by is midfielder. We have a complete deluge of the things!
Andy Halliday, Greg Docherty, Jason Holt, Ross McCrorie, Scott Arfield, Ryan Jack, Jordan Rossiter, Lassana Coulibaly, Graham Dorrans, Ovie Ejaria…
Is 10 midfielders, be they loans, and at Ibrox currently or not, not enough?!
Surely Rangers do not need more middle men for chief’s sake.
With Docherty likely to return in January that is almost like a new signing in itself, albeit it may be to replace Coulibaly who we’d love to see return to Angers.
What Rangers are struggling with right now is quality in the final third – we are bossing games in midfield and passing like it’s going out of fashion, so another player for in there seems utterly foolish, but bringing in two creative players would be a far more prudent course of action.
We believe a defender, two lockpicks and one, maybe two strikers would be the best use of the window in January.
What do you think?