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Glen Kamara to Rangers a blow for Lassana Coulibaly

Rangers got one piece of last minute business over the line, on Deadline Day.
Glen Kamara joined the Gers from Dundee, signing a four-and-a-half year contract.

Kamara featured in the 1-1 draw with Rangers earlier in the season. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

While plenty of Rangers fans were buzzing when the news broke on Twitter, the signing isn’t good news for everyone.
One of Gerrard’s summer signings, Lassana Coulibaly, may just be cursing his luck.
After the arrival of Steven Davis at the beginning of the window, Rangers’ midfield was already well stocked.

The arrival of Kamara now sees that it’s full to the brim.
Of course, Jordan Rossiter exited on loan yesterday, freeing up some space. For me, though, he wasn’t a realistic challenger for a starting spot.

Rossiter has only mustered 10 SPL appearances since arriving in 2016. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

Coulibaly got his first chance of 2019 on Wednesday night, at Cowdenbeath.
He scored the second goal and put in a solid overall display, as reflected by the Rangers News Player Ratings.
However, such opportunities may become even more few and far between.

The Mali international now has to compete with Davis, Kamara, Ryan Jack, Scott Arfield, Ross McCrorie and on occasion, Andy Halliday, for a spot in midfield.
That’s a formidable set of players to be running against.

Can he dig in and earn a regular spot?  (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)

Of course, there is a long way to go yet in the season. Injuries, suspensions and loss of form are bound to strike some of those aforementioned players at some point.

Coulibaly needs to ensure he is ready to step up when called upon.
Ultimately, if he is unable to regain his early season form, it will be hard for him to secure a permanent deal.

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