Every area of the pitch now has armaments – while we only have one RW in the new-arrived Matondo, it’s better than the none we’ve had for about 10 years.
Which leaves just two positions which really still need work.
Striker, and attacking midfield.
In terms of striker we have the recovering Alfredo Morelos, who is a potential distance away from being fit, and new addition Antonio Colak. You can count, at a stretch, Fashion Sakala and Kemar Roofe but neither of these are durable or reliable as things stand. So we’re thin there.
But attacking midfield is desperate – just Alex Lowry fits in there, and he didn’t train in Portugal, instead working on his fitness and physique in the gym. So not only is he behind, but he’s still pretty green and pinning all hopes on a 19-year old boy who’s unfit is a bit short sighted.
Joe Aribo is of course gone, and Ianis Hagi might as well be the same. Rangers were working on Angelo Fulgini but he reportedly chose German side Mainz instead, after Angers refused to bring the asking price down to a level Rangers were comfortable with. The latest link is Bayern youngster Malik Tillman of the USA but he’s only one year older than Lowry so we’re not sure the point of that.
No, we’re a bit lacking in there, and from having Aribo, Hagi and Lowry at the turn of the year, currently we kind of have none of them.
The only senior AM we have isn’t really one at all in the form of Scott Arfield, but that’s stretching it.
Striker and AM certainly need attention and we’re sure the manager and his staff are working hard to get a couple more badly-needed bodies in before the UCL qualifiers.
But while this article paints a grim picture of those positions, the overall picture is much brighter, and we’re infinitely happier with the shape of the squad now.
Just a little bit more and it’ll be perfect.