We don’t know if the Scottish media are trying to depress us, or if Michael Beale really doesn’t have a clue, amid new stories that one goal and no assists in 14 appearances man Morgan Whittaker remains a Rangers target and we’ll be making the move this summer.
Look, it was ok to go for this kind of average fare when we didn’t really know what was what or where we were back in January, but Whittaker is clearly miles off good enough given he can’t even get a start at Swansea.
As we know Rangers repeatedly bid for him, then at Plymouth on loan in League One, and back then the fees fell short and Swansea not only said no but recalled him.
And 12th place in the Championship is hardly a side replete with an embarrassment of riches and the likes of Messi and Ronaldo ahead of the former England U21 (one cap).
On the back of Chris Willock yesterday and a glut of other lower-league English rubbish that Rangers are being constantly linked to, this isn’t the quality we need to go forward.
This guy is a massively inferior CV to Rabbi Matondo, and no one really sees him as a success either.
Why do Rangers and Michael Beale want him?
He earned trust when he signed the excellent Todd Cantwell and Nico Raskin, and while no one was overly familiar with either of them, one look at their CVs were filled with quality and evidence of why they were better, much better than what we had.
Whittaker? 3 goals and an assist in 57 Championship outings, 14 and 8 in League One through 45. This is absolute dross.
Sorry, but this is not the level Rangers need to compete with Celtic never mind in Europe, and if Rangers are genuinely looking at players like this for the Big Summer Rebuild, then 56 may be a long way off.
We need Premier League players, players with good experience at that level – Arfield is a great example, ditto McGregor and Davis, players who have plied their trade with that kind of quality and have acquitted themselves with distinction.
Not a dude on Swansea’s bench.