Joe Dodoo Could Be The Forward To Solve Rangers Scoring Issues


Injuries have hampered Joe Dodoo’s debut season so far at Rangers but he showed in his cameo performance against Patrick Thistle that he could be the forward to finish off his team’s chances.

For the most part of this season, the Ibrox side have struggled to convert chances and make their possession count more.

Veteran Kenny Miller is stil a threat but looks to offer more with his running from the wings.

Like Dodoo, Martyn Waghorn has also had his injury issues this term and doesn’t look the same prolific force in the Premiership as he was in the Championship last term.

Summer signing Joe Garner may have cost £1.8m but the former Preston North End man doesn’t look to be an out and out goalscorer. The forward reminds me more of a Mark Hateley or a Dado Prso than an Ally McCoist or a Nacho Novo.

In terms of goals scored in the league, Rangers are lagging behind the rest of the top four and they need to try and change that particular stat.

That could see Joe Dodoo get more exposure in the first team, as I think he could be the player that is instinctively the best finisher in the current Gers pool.

At twenty-one years of age, Dodoo doesn’t have the same fear that the other strikers in the squad seem to possess when it comes to putting the ball away. He doesn’t mind missing a chance as he believes he’ll take the next one.

When you look at his two goals against the ‘Jags’ yesterday and they showed that he switches on when inside the box and has the awareness to know exactly where the goal is.

His first goal was a thing of beauty as he kept his eye on the looping pass from Miller before expertly dispatching a volley beyond the goalkeeper. While his second goal was all about getting his shot off as soon as possible.

Rangers have missed a forward that can be greedy in the penalty area and just think about getting goals. I believe in Dodoo they have a forward that can be the man to get on the scoresheet most weeks if given regularly opportunities to show his qualities.

To get the best out of him, Gers boss Mark Warburton might be better off changing his formation.

Dodoo could be a perfect foil for either Garner or Waghorn, if Warburton goes with two up top. It could show the Gers fans more of Garner’s abilities as a link-up man but as we know the Rangers boss seems reluctant to change from his current playing style.

Gers history shows that a top partnership up-top can provide a barrel loads of goals.

Now I’m sceptical that Mark Warburton will change things at the moment but I just hope that Joe Dodoo can stay clear of injuries and keep proving that he’s a threat when inside the box!

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