Rangers are reportedly “on the verge” of agreeing a deal with Birmingham City striker Greg Stewart to become Steven Gerrard’s second summer signing when his contract ends – but the 29-year-old isn’t going to be the answer to the Gers’ problems.

The 29-year-old has spent the season on loan with Kilmarnock and Aberdeen after struggling to make the grade at Birmingham and the Evening Times report that he’s on the brink of agreeing to an Ibrox move.

14th April 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football, semi final, Aberdeen versus Celtic; Greg Stewart of Aberdeen challenges for the ball with Callum McGregor of Celtic

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With nine goals to his name this season, he isn’t exactly the prolific goal-scorer Rangers need to push Alfredo Morelos and at 29 he’s not one for the future either.

Stewart’s first half of the season at Kilmarnock impressed with the forward putting in a string of quality performances for the Rugby Park.

15th December 2018, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Kilmarnock versus Dundee; Greg Stewart of Kilmarnock scores for 3-0 in the 79th minute

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But since he’s moved to Pittodrie he’s really struggled to ever really get going and he’s hardly shown the sort of form to merit a move to Ibrox.

 

Gerrard obviously views potential signings like Stewart and Jordan Jones as options to bolster his squad depth but the Light Blues really need signings who can come in and improve the starting XI immediately.

1st December 2018, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Kilmarnock versus Hibernian; Greg Stewart of Kilmarnock scores Kilmarnocks 3rd goal in the 90th Minute

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Perhaps Stewart will prove his critics wrong and wow fans at Ibrox but if his signing is aimed at making the starting XI stronger then it’s a worry.

If he does sign, he’ll no doubt get backed by fans – but he’s going to really need to step his game up if he does head for Ibrox.

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