Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas believes Rangers manager Steven Gerrard must push the board into signing one or two more players before the transfer window closes at the end of the week.
The ex-Celtic forward thinks the poor results after the winter break are the result of a lack of squad depth, and if the Gers are looking to make a genuine title challenge, they have to strengthen before the end of the month:
“They look to be labouring a bit since they have come back from the break. Rangers could do with a signing or two to try and liven things up and really inspire and to show they are serious about challenging.”
“This time last season, they went into the market and brought in Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis. Strengthening your team brings an impetus, a freshness and you get competition.”
It appears that Gerrard’s hands could be tied regarding incomings, with reports indicating that Jordan Jones and Brandon Barker would need to leave in order to allow the Light Blues to bring in another player.
Ryan Jack’s injury and the lack of quality backups in certain positions has meant Rangers’ squad is currently weaker than Gerrard would like, and Celtic’s decision to go into the transfer market has certainly magnified the Gers’ own need to reinforce their options.
Another striker, and perhaps another winger, could well be needed before the window shuts. Whether Gerrard will get what he wants, it remains to be seen.