Rangers’ comeback campaign in the Premiership has not been the way they had wanted. Probably, they demanded too much! Expecting too much might come back to haunt you and exactly that’s what happened for the Gers. After four years of absence from the top tier, if you expect them to challenge Celtic’s monopoly in the Scottish Premiership, it would have been too big an ask. To be fair, the job Warburton has done at Rangers this season is not all bad as the Gers now look in control of the second spot.
With the quality Rangers have at their disposal, it was always on the cards that Rangers would easily show that they are much ahead of the likes of Aberdeen, Hearts and St. Johnstone but the gap between their quality and Celtic’s is still monumental and Warburton needs to do everything in his powers to close the gap.
The Daily Mail reported in the summer that Rangers are in the race for striker Tom Bradshaw but the striker moved to Barnsley and they should again revive their interest in the Wales international.
It is quite clear that Rangers lack match winners at the moment. In the latest Old-Firm Derby, they did give Celtic a neck to neck fight and created a number of chances but their profligacy in front of the goal cost them the game. Celtic, despite trailing in the game at one point, took their chances and won the game 2-1. Unless Rangers add true match winners to their squad, they should not even think about challenging Celtic for the title.
Rangers have three traditional number nines at their disposal right now and the three of them have only scored a total of 18 goals between them thus far this season in all competitions. Meanwhile, the two Celtic strikers Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths have scored a total of 32 goals between them already this campaign from which it is as clear as daylight what Rangers need and need desperately, that is a potent goal threat.
Bradshaw is not having much joy in front of goal for Barnsley this season having found the back of the net just four times in 22 games but his figures at Walsall prior to Barnsley move was exceptional. He had 40 goals from just 87 games for the Saddlers.
The Welsh international is a fast and agile striker who is always willing to run into the channels and make a nuisance of himself in an opposition defence, exactly what Rangers want. With Joe Garner recently going down injured, Rangers’ desperation for an attacking reinforcement will only intensify and Bradshaw would certainly be a welcome addition at Ibrox.