Rangers’ AGM was one of the less eventful ones of recent years, which in truth, is a positive.
No real issues regarding boardroom upheaval. Minimal discussions about Sports Direct and Mike Ashley. No big crisis on the pitch.
Yes, it was certainly an AGM that Rangers supporters have been unused to in recent times. With the positivity surrounding the club at the moment, shareholders will have left the Clyde Auditorium a lot happier than usual.
Issues brought up ranged from Lee Wallace’s treatment to Stewart Robertson’s response to the Old Firm lap of honour shtick. There was plenty discussed, just not enough crisis issues that supporters are used to.
But, the one thing that wasn’t touched upon surprisingly was the plans for the January transfer window.
AGMs never really tend to give much away in terms of incoming players. But in recent weeks, there’s been far too much differing of opinions when it comes to what Rangers actually need to bring to the club.
Four new players or no new players?
First off, we heard that Rangers wanted four new players in January. Gerrard apparently wanted two midfielders including a number 10, a forward, and another signing. It seemed clear that Rangers were going into the transfer window with a plan of action – fair enough.
Yet, that was almost dismissed last week by Mark Allen. The Director of Football said that supporters shouldn’t expect much in the Winter. Instead, Rangers would only look to improve the squad if an opportunity presents itself.
It’s not a total contradiction, but both plans certainly don’t accommodate each other well. Rangers fans are left in a little bit of limbo regarding what the plan truly is come January.
There was no need for Gerrard, Allen, or Robertson to mention any specifics regarding targets – nobody is asking for that. It would’ve been nice for supporters to understand just how many Gerrard wanted, however.
A plethora of links have had the likes of Steve Davis, Charlie Adam, and Dominic Solanke in the rumour mill for a deal at Ibrox. With so much speculation on the go, surely there has to be some interest in certain ones.
It’s no disaster. The squad could certainly do with some mid-season tweaking, but things are looking up for Rangers. They’ve exceeded their expectations so far and look set to have a positive campaign.
It would’ve been nice, however, for supporters to get some clarity over the club’s January plans.