Rangers have been busy this transfer window, as they look to mount a bid for the SPL title in 2019.

Two high profile loan signings have been secured and two further pre-contract agreements sorted.

The moves provide question marks for several players within Rangers’ original crop.

One of whom, is Lassana Coulibaly.

Coulibaly scores against Dundee in September. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It was unthinkable at the beginning of the season, that by January, his worth to Rangers would come under doubt.

He was immense in the opening weeks of the season, but a minor injury stalled his momentum. A short period of compassionate leave followed soon after, and he hasn’t looked the same player since.

With the signing of Davis, possible early arrival of Kamara and recent comments from the coaching staff which suggest reported Swansea City target, Ross McCrorie’s long-term future is at Rangers, he faces stiff competition for a spot.


Will he come through the challenge?

Northern Ireland captain, Davis, will surely take a starting spot in central midfield. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

As we have seen with all the talk of loan deals being extended or cancelled recently, it is conceivable that Coulibaly could head back to Angers early.

However, surely, if that were on the cards, it would have happened by now.

There may be stiff competition for places, but as we saw in December, when fixtures come thick and fast, injuries and suspensions come into play.

Steven Gerrard clearly rates the Mali international, as he made 25 appearances during the first half of the season.

The effort is there from Coulibaly, he just needs to regain some confidence. (Photo by Josef Bollwein/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

What’s more, for all the talk, Kamara is still very much a Dundee player.

As we speak, Coulibaly only has one more competitor than during the first half of the season.

Even if he finds himself on the bench when Rangers return to action, he is likely to get more opportunities to recapture his initial form, at some stage during the run in.

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