Is Michael Beale bringing in ‘Rangers Standard’ players?

Is Michael Beale bringing in ‘Rangers Standard’ players?
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 13: Michael Beale, Head Coach of Rangers FC, looks on prior to the Cinch Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 13, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Some fans are not really impressed when it has come to the Club’s transfer dealings so far, with only two Bosman signings confirmed thus far.

Both are coming from the English Championship, which in itself is a far better standard than the SPL. But fans are not happy that there is no ‘marquee’ signing yet which gets the fans on board & excited for the new season.

However, we need to look back at last season and the signing of Tom Lawrence, granted he’s a Welsh international, but he was coming from a club who had been relegated into League One down south. Tom had his doubters too it has to be said, and yes his injury has made it hard to assess his signing from Derby, but what we had seen was of a good standard – personally I think if it weren’t for the injury then he probably would have been one of our better players in the season gone by.

Sterling and Dowell have proven themselves at the English Championship level, with Dowell playing a handful of games in the EPL & for England U21 – so both have good experience, and they are young enough still to improve.

When a certain Calvin Bassey arrived at the famous, he didn’t have any first team experience under his belt, and it took him six months to find his feet because he was getting exposed to the rigours of first team football. These two new signings will know what to expect, they have come from well established teams in England, so they can hit the ground running.

I take on board that they are not big names signings, but we need to give them a chance to settle, as well as getting a chance to shine in the first team. They are both interesting signings in terms of where they play. I know Sterling is a right back who loves to defend, something that we lack, it could also mean that Tav is potentially pushed further up the park to capitalise on his strengths, with Sterling providing a solid footing behind him???

Whereas Dowell is almost like a Cantwell, he likes to get on the ball and make things happen, maybe without the work rate of what Cantwell has shown in the games he had played for us thus far. As I mentioned before, he’s an ex England U21 player, and you don’t win the number of caps he has done by being an average player, but he’s not kicked on as expected at Norwich and this was mainly down to injury – however I just hope that this move gives him a chance to reignite his career, as it could be a huge win win for both the player & Rangers, as if he gets it together then a big move and large transfer fee could be next for the lad.

I have no doubt that bigger signings will come, as most leagues across Europe are still playing league matches this weekend, plus there is the small matter of UCL & then international games to be played in the month of June – once these are out the way then expect the transfer activity at Rangers to increase, not only for incoming targets but also for players out the door.

There will be much written in the coming days, weeks and months about players coming & going from Rangers, all we can do is try to put our faith in Michael Beale that the right players have been identified to enable the Club to win the league, as that’s what the supporters want most of all – that’s why we have the best fans across the world supporting our club!!!!

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  1. I agree. I would far rather have a good player who continues to develop, than a name looking for a payday. That is our future, get used to it.
    A) Arrive cheap or free, do the business, get sold for good money, repeat. Or
    B) Double the price of season tickets so we have lots of money to play with

    I know which option the fans would prefer

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