Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson has leapt to the defence of his transfer record amid ongoing fan complaints regarding the Ibrox club’s squad management.

Gers fans have been left frustrated with a lack of investment in the playing squad with several – including ex-chairman Dave King – believing that this is why the likes of Steven Gerrard jumped ship.

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Whilst Ross Wilson isn’t exactly 100% responsible for setting the budgets, the ex-Southampton man has come under fire for overseeing an ageing squad which has rapidly depreciated in value.

There is a perception that Rangers have also skimped in the transfer market as Celtic have rallied, opening a gap between the squads, with the Gers also having skant resources in terms of playing assets.

At one point two of the club’s biggest assets, Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos are also free to discuss terms elsewhere in January.

Ross Wilson defends Rangers transfer record

The whole thing is encapsulated by a failure to invest in the squad after Champions League qualification, something which many fans believe directly led to the club’s record-breaking humiliation.

Couple this with the bulk of the club’s summer signings either failing to break into the squad or spending the bulk of their Rangers careers to date on the treatment table, and Ross Wilson is a man under the microscope.

There’s a real stink around Rangers when it comes to this side of the business but Ross Wilson has defended his record and insists he’s made a success of things ever since joining from the Premier League in October 2019.

“Again, people can always make their judgements at any time,” said Ross Wilson as Michael Beale was officially announced as manager [Herald]

“Whether it’s the scouting team, the managers, the sporting director, the chief executive, people always have an opinion on something.

“We are very proud of a lot of the work we have done here and with humility you look at some other work you have been part of and you will say ‘I wish I hadn’t done that’ or ‘I wish I had done that a bit better’.

“Certainly from my perspective I know the mandate I was given on the day I walked in the door here and I am absolutely sure I have delivered on my part of the mandate so far.

“But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t things I wouldn’t look back on and say ‘I could have done that bit better, I could have done that bit better’.

“I am certainly proud of a lot of the work and there is still loads of work to do here and a load of work to do in the coming windows for sure.”

Meanwhile, Ross Wilson may consider a move for a Man United player Michael Beale knows very well.

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