Rangers Still Need New Faces To Secure Promotion


When Mark Warburton arrived at Ibrox in the summer he announced that he liked working with small numbers when it came to squad size.

But in the last month or so, he must have seen what we’ve all seen with this current Gers crop. The squad started with a bang but managed to drop points in four games in the past two months. That allowed Falkirk and Hibs to close the gap on the leaders to a touching distance!

Even in games that Rangers were still winning the side were playing uninspiring football.

Things have looked up in their last two Scottish Championship fixtures with a 4-2 win over Hibs and a 6-0 away triumph at Dumbarton.

But Warburton has obviously thought that he needed to bring in more competition to the squad and freshen things up a bit.

In the first few days of the transfer window opening Rangers have brought in two new faces.

Attacking midfielder/winger Harry Forrester has signed on from Doncaster Rovers, having worked previously with Warburton at Watford and Brentford. While Polish goalie Maciej Gostomski has just put pen to paper on a deal with the Govan club.

Both of these players have joined on six month contracts and will have to prove themselves at Ibrox.

I’ve always said that I like competition in the goalkeeping position and Gostomski being around should hopefully see Wes Foderingham improve in between the sticks as he bids to keep the gloves.

Forrester has a lot to prove and will hopefully show what he’s capable of at Rangers. It can be a great thing to bring in a player that has something to prove but only if the player is hungry enough to break into the side and play well.

But in my opinion Rangers still need two more new faces to ensure finishing in top place in the league come May.

I’m still not convinced that Rob Kiernan and Danny Wilson have formed a great understanding at the back. I’d look at bringing in an experienced centre-back to help build up the pair and compete with them. A defender with more pace and presence would be advantageous but is there one out there ready to play in the Scottish Championship?

I also think a ready made defensive midfielder full of energy and discipline would benefit this Rangers team greatly. I think Andy Halliday has done well and clearly cherishes being in a Gers top but I think the side needs a player more defensively minded to shore up things and protect the back four.

I suppose some might argue that another centre forward could be brought in. But only after adding more in those tow positions that need filled first.

In Martyn Waghorn, Kenny Miller, Nicky Clark and Ryan Hardie I think they will have enough in that department.

After such a bright start, it’s now imperative that Warburton and the Rangers board get things right this month. It could be catastrophic if they fail to see that the squad needs enhanced in vital areas if they want to see promotion come the end of the season.


One Response to “Rangers Still Need New Faces To Secure Promotion”

  1. Personally I would bring in a defensive midfield player with a proven track record as a number one priority and would then look to secure a good ‘in the box’ striker before I worried about a centre back.

    I don’t rate Clark and Hardie needs time but we don’t have an out and out goal scorer other than Miller on our books and there isn’t a quality defensive midfield player at Ibrox.

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