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Why Gerrard Should Go All Out To Sign This 26 Y/O Striker For Rangers In January

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Ayush Chaurasia
Sports Management Graduate. Wannabe sports manager/writer and researcher. If not found disscussing about sports, will be seen talking about movies or tv shows. Miserable rest of the times.

Steven Gerrard came in at Rangers and made some wholesale changes to the squad as he brought in as many as 15 players over the summer transfer window. The inexperienced manager didn’t spend much though as he made some shrewd free agent and loan signings to give a new look to the Gers squad. One can expect the Bears to be tad inactive in the January window as they seemingly have every position well covered. So until and unless someone really improves the team, one cannot see Gerrard going after any player.

However, there is one position where the Gers might have some thinking to do as one of their signings has flopped big time. We are talking about Umar Sadiq who has failed to impress the gaffer and it’s clear that Gerrard isn’t too happy with his performances.

The former Liverpool midfield has called out on the Nigerian striker on numerous occasions, and one doesn’t really see the youngster getting too many chances. Gerrard would have only Sadiq available for the League cup semi-final game against Aberdeen, but the manager claimed that he would have to do an ‘awful lot’ to get in the team even though he is the only forward available for that tie.

So it clear that the club is slightly short on attacking options and we feel the Gers can revisit one of their former target Louis Moult who currently plies his trade for English outfit Preston North End. The 26-year-old Englishman moved to Preston in January this year, but the rumours of Rangers’ interest in him started coming out in March as he wasn’t getting much game time.

This season, he has made just four starts in all competitions, and the likes of Lukas Nmecha, Callum Robinson and Sean Maguire seem to be ahead in the pecking order. Therefore, the Gers should test Preston’s resolve over Moult even though he still has three years left on his contract.

Moult is a proven quantity in the Scottish Premiership as he was with Motherwell for three seasons. In just 98 appearances, the forward managed 50 goals and provided 16 assists. Those are some insanely good numbers, and we believe he could be the perfect backup striker for Rangers. When injuries and suspension hit the likes of Lafferty and Morelos, Gerrard can call upon this impressive striker who has found it tough to get going in England.

The Gers don’t have many positions to resolve so they can make one or two signings and their jigsaw would be complete. The English striker seems just perfect at the moment as his experience and talent should come in handy for Rangers and Gerrard should look to bring him to Glasgow in January.

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