Injury worries mean Rangers could yet make this shrewd signing
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Darren Bent signing would provide much needed cover for Rangers

Darren Bent yesterday claimed he’d “100%” want a move to Rangers.

And as the dust settles, it might not be that bad an idea at all.

Darren Bent has scored over a century of goals in the English Premier League and at one time he moved for £18m from Sunderland to Aston Villa.

Darren Bent has scored 106 Premier League goals for Ipswich, Charlton Athletic, Tottenham Hotspurs, Sunderland and Aston Villa. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


At 34, he might not be as mobile as he once was, but that shouldn’t stop him.

He’s also without a club since leaving Derby and would cost little. Bent is currently training at Burton Albion.

Solid and reliable cover up front

Bent is a goalscorer. For over a decade the striker lit up highlights shows and the English Premier League with goals of every variety tumbling into the back of the net.

He is an ex-international, earning 13 caps for England and scoring 4 goals, and he would offer experience in the dressing room.

He only scored two in last season’s Championship but it’s unlikely Gerrard would use him as a starter.

With the panic button almost pressed after Lafferty limped off for Northern Ireland, having that reliable and experienced cover is essential. Morelos is developing well, but he’s still young. It’s a lot of pressure to put on the shoulders of the young Umar Sadiq.

Kyle Lafferty limped out of Northern Ireland’s 2-1 defeat to Bosnia & Herzegovina on Saturday. (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

He’d suit the Scottish Premiership

The Scottish Premiership is notoriously fast paced. The ball at times pings around the pitch like a pinball and it is regularly airborne.

With the ball going up into the air a lot, Bent’s physical style and ability to pin the last man could suit the game. Physical defenders would have a match with Bent.

Does he suit Rangers style? That’s difficult to say. But he is a player of real quality, even if he is ageing now.

A friend of Steven Gerrard’s too, the Stevie G factor could pull off yet another solid signing.

And Rangers could use the cover.

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