Steven Gerrard issues intriguing January transfer window prediction amid uncertainty
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Rangers boss Gerrard issues January transfer window prediction

Steven Gerrard has given an early preview into Rangers’ January transfer plans, as quoted by the Scottish Herald.

The Gers were extremely active in the summer window, strengthening in multiple areas, including the wings, in central midfield and at centre-back.

Joe Aribo was recruited to strengthen options in midfield. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

All that activity came with Mark Allen as part of the recruitment team. However, the former Director of Football recently left his post and it’s unclear whether or not the Gers board will look to bring in a replacement.

Rangers boss Gerrard issues winter window prediction

“I am sure there are things happening in the background if the club decide that yes they definitely want to replace Mark,” said Gerrard, as quoted by the Scottish Herald. “But I am sure we would be fine [without a Director of Football in January].”

“The recruitment team is still in place, there won’t be much change moving forward. I don’t predict that we will be bringing numerous options in during the next window anyway but time will tell.”

Allen has left the club and Gerrard isn’t sure whether or not a successor will come in. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Verdict

The degree of uncertainty surrounding the Director of Football role suggests Allen’s departure wasn’t entirely expected.

Clearly, though, the manager is looking ahead to the winter window regardless and for now, it looks like it could be a quiet one.

Given the significant expenditure and number of bodies who arrived this summer, including the popular but expensive swoop for Ryan Kent, that would seem a sensible approach. Gerrard has brought scores of new players in since arriving in May 2018, and it’s now time to more or less go with what he’s got.

If players leave or injury crisis strikes around Christmas, the board will likely sanction one or two more signings. For now, though, it seems the manager is happy with his lot.

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