While Rabbi Matondo is a RW by trade, he also happens to be versatile and can play the front channels equally well. But it’s the right he excels on and has played the most in and that’s his purpose if Rangers secure him.
Which would finally mean a proper RW at long last, and hopefully one who makes the slot his own.
But even more than that – most of Rangers’ squad is now fitted and booted and looking well rounded, and is shaping up far better than it was.
Goals is relatively fine – we could probably use someone a bit better than an aging McGregor and journeyman McLaughlin, and there’s McCrorie too, but it’s certainly not a priority. We’d still make an addition there though.
Defence is sorted – it is chock-full of talent and no one new is needed. We have two RBs, two LBs, and 4 centre-backs, 5 if you include Bassey, 6 if you add Simpson. That’s sorted for sure.
Midfield is filled. Davis, Jack, Kamara, Lundstram, Arfield and Kelly suggests we have enough in there. The only additions would be if Kamara is sold.
Wings is sorted too – Kent, Lawrence, Wright, possibly Matondo and arguably Sakala. Roofe… yeah, you know the story there. Injured, apparently.
Attacking midfield IS a bit threadbare now – just Lowry at present. Hagi won’t be back till next year at the earliest, so we plan for life without him. Fulgini is in the works and we could probably do with him.
And up front? Injured Morelos who’s still a wee bit away from fitness, and Colak who mercifully is fully available.
So, while the bulk of the squad is now looking nicely filled out, it’s pretty clear a second striker and AM are required, assuming Matondo arrives.
It’s in a far better state than it was, just requires a few more choice additions.