Following Monday’s training session pre-Aberdeen loss, one player was conspicuous by his absence, and to the best of our knowledge, he’s technically available.
Carlos Pena’s loan at Necaxa was terminated a month or so ago, and the Mexican international confirmed he’s returning to Scotland to fight for his place again.
His appearance looked leaner, healthier, and he looked like he intended to give Rangers everything.
However, he still, to the best of our knowledge, has not reappeared at Auchenhowie and with ongoing creativity issues in advanced midfield, would Steven Gerrard not be better off taking advantage of his availability at least until January when the window opens?
Pena has shown fleeting glimpses of not only his technical competence, but his ability to score goals, and Lord knows Rangers need depth in that position.
He cost then-manager Pedro Caixinha’s Rangers around £3.2M and frankly that is the kind of investment we need dividends from.
If Carlos Pena is fit and available he really should come into contention. Otherwise the only option we seem to have for that position is Ovie Ejaria.
And that won’t cut it, sorry.