Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has suggested that the club could yet make a tenth summer signing before the transfer window shuts next month.
Jermaine Defoe and Alfredo Morelos were both in scintillating form in the 6-1 win against Hibernian at the weekend, but it appears Gerrard may consider recruiting another player to provide cover for the pair:
“For sure, we are going to need both of them (Morelos and Defoe) fighting if we are to have any ambitions of moving forward.”
“There is maybe an argument that we need a third striker, but we have other options who can play there. For us to have success here, we can’t rely on one striker.”
After deciding to terminate Kyle Lafferty’s contract last month, there is certainly room for another striker in the first-team squad. Ryan Hardie also left for Blackpool meaning Gerrard would have to make do with a makeshift forward if his two key strikers were to get injured.
Greg Stewart could certainly fulfil the role, although he generally likes to play deeper, rather than as a number nine. Sheyi Ojo can also play centrally but he would not be a natural at leading the line. It does seem that a third striker would be snapped up if one was available for the right price.