Rangers made wholesale changes to their squad in the summer and backed the new manager Steven Gerrard heavily in the transfer market by bringing in as many as 15 new players. However, the Gers doesn’t seem satisfied as Director Of Football Mark Allen did a Q and A session on Twitter and gave a clear indication that the Bears could look to add more players in the January window. The club seems to be in a good place right now and for that, a lot of credit needs to go to the Director Of Football who has done good work in the past year and brought in Gerrard as the manager.
Two weeks ago reports from the Scottish Sun came out that Gerrard might look to add as many as four players in the summer. Allen didn’t talk about the number of signings but said, ”It’s important that recruitment never stops whether it’s January or the summer. We are constantly looking to improve with every window of opportunity.
“I think it’s fair to say that most of our activity will take place in the summer window. But if an opportunity arises where we can strengthen in January we will do so.”
The fans must have surely been sceptical about these wholesale changes as often, a new manager takes time to try his new players and find out his best eleven, but it’s fair to say that Gerrard has done a terrific job so far in getting Rangers back on track for a title push.
They made it to the Europa League main draw by clearing four vigorous rounds of qualifiers and are playing in a European competition after eight long years. Barring a few, most of the summer signings have shown good enough potential and young players like Glenn Middleton have been impressive.
Gerrard recently talked about a need of a proper no.10 and the Bears faithful should expect an attacking midfielder to be signed as a priority in January. The club has also been linked strongly with a move for old favourite Steven Davis, and given how the likes of Allan McGregor and Kyle Lafferty have excelled, Rangers can land another one of their former players.
With just 2 points off the top of the table, if the Gers can keep up the pace with Celtic for another month, then the January window can be a great time for Rangers to push further and bring the league home. A game-changing signing can propel the Bears towards unprecedented glory. However, most clubs don’t sell their better players in January as that would derail their own season so the fans might have to be patient and realistic about any major signing happening in winter.