Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Stevie might make move for 6ft 3 giant - but some fans don't want him?



Earlier we ran a story suggesting Greg Docherty might be used as a makeweight in order to secure long-term target Jake Cooper from Millwall.

Docherty is reportedly interesting the Den and his value offset against Cooper’s could make the deal feasible.

We were very interested in the response from some readers, which was to be exasperated and suggest we didn’t need 5 defenders. That defence didn’t need work.

First we’ve heard of it.

We’ll explain:

Filip Helander is out till potentially March – he’s certainly out till next month at the earliest and it could be longer. He’s in a brace, and those tend to mean a player will be out for a fair old while.

So we’re already down to three defenders.

George Edmundson is not yet regarded as first-team material. The 21-year old has impressed but excelling for Oldham at his age is a different animal to the claustrophobia of doing it at Ibrox.

Connor Goldson is not widely loved by fans, nor has he impressed the majority – despite a stunning Old Firm, which we do hope he takes forward with consistency, his overall performances have been a bit modest at best, and he’s seen as too untouchable to be healthy towards his competitive edge.

And Niko Katic is seen as a project, a young defender with the world at his feet but who isn’t fully ready to be completely inducted into the first team due to a few teething issues with concentration and patience he needs to iron out.

And we DON’T need a quality Championship-level (and more likely lower PL level) defender ready to take the next step, aged 25?

If there is an opportunity to acquire a top class player in ANY position, this club must take it. It is understood Gerrard and Wilson believe the squad is set, but any improvements will be welcomed, rather than just filling up with squad fodder.

And Jake Cooper, for sure, is a fine stopper who would be an upgrade on most of what we have.

This is an opportunity, should it arise, Rangers will surely take.

2 comments:

  1. 100% on the money as usual katic and Cooper going forward for me and how knows it might give the others a shake as let's be honest golds on came from Brighton basically a championship team and helander can't remember right now where we got him but it bologna I think and they are not a top Italian team so katic right centre back and Cooper left centre back as he is left footed after all and he will already have the fight in him just playing for Millwall, so in my opinion we move now as he is out of contract in the summer so if docherty is used to get him in January rather than wait till the summer I say go for it as sometimes it takes time to bare the weight of the Jersey, good piece just hope Stevie G reads....

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  2. Doesn't matter if we have Ramos and Verane. If someone better comes along we should sign him. Even more so if it's a Bosman. Don't know much about him but he's played consistently at a good level and seems well regarded but again Ill have faith in the management team.

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