Steven Gerrard’s concession that no one is likely to come in this window reveals the manager is either unable to get what he needs, is happy with what he has, or is working quietly to pull off 2020’s Steven Davises and Jermain Defoes.
The window got off to a good start with the early exits of Eros Grezda and Andy King, but that’s been the only movement so far in either direction to a significant degree, and although Jamie Murphy and Greg Docherty are working on loans out, they’re not finalised.
The only movement at all is young Kyle Semple in from Motherwell. Which is a decent capture but a mere plan should Leon King head out.
All in all January has been pretty quiet. Lots of speculation but no actual hard end result of any of it.
This is good, in seeing prize assets appear to stay, but not so good in strengthening the squad.
Celtic have bolstered themselves, but Rangers don’t seem to be. The only player Rangers are said to be looking at is Stoke’s Tyrese Campbell, and of course so are Celtic.
But Stevie reckons no one will arrive.
He’s either being economical with the truth or the press is just wrong.
For the sake of a good fist at 55, we hope it’s the former.