We will sift through the wreckage of a predictable horror afternoon at Rugby Park over the next while, but for now we’d like to look at two men Steven Gerrard is reportedly seeking to sign up for the newly-vacant defensive slots following Joe Worrall’s imminent loan expiry and Gareth McAuley’s contract running out.
To enhance defensive reserves, Gerrard is said to be looking at Oldham’s 21-year old English youth CB George Edmundson, and Aberdeen’s on-loan Max Lowe.
The former has reportedly seen the pursuit step up, with contact being made over his availability – the 6ft 2 stopper isn’t out of contract till next summer, and a £500,000 fee has been banded over his services. Still, not the priciest acquisition when you look at Bournemouth’s capture of Lloyd Kelly (more on that later) and it could be doable. Sadly for Rangers there’s a glut of solid English sides seeking him too, including Hull, Stoke City and Sunderland – but the Gerrard factor will hopefully win the day.
Meanwhile Max Lowe, at Pittodrie from Derby County, is another one Rangers are seeking to sign up. This left back is under contract at County till 2021 but Frank Lampard saw him as one to farm out elsewhere and he’s been a mainstay for Derek McInnes since January. Another one who’d probably cost around half a million, Rangers definitely need supplements in defence, but we admit we’re a little surprised that we’re going for another left back.
More on this as we get it.