When Rangers signed Greg Stewart, most fans would be forgiven for thinking the intelligent player would be farmed out wide for much of the campaign.

And going by how he’s been used so far, there are elements of truth to that.

But does Rangers ongoing transfer interest in a certain position, or lack of it, hint at where the utility forward man might come in handy this season?

Stewart has largely played just off the striker and out wide since joining Rangers. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

At present, Rangers only have two senior out and out strikers at the club. It’s not like they’re exactly poor options either.

Alfredo Morelos continues his development into a fine player and lethal striker, whilst the experienced head of Jermain Defoe should get close to 20 goals this season.

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But when bringing in that vital third striker – and explaining to them that this is the competition they face – the notion we’ll get someone on that level is difficult to subscribe too.

Any striker who joins Rangers could wind up spending much of their season on the bench.

 

That leaves Steven Gerrard with a bit of a striking dilemma going into the new campaign. Should Morelos or Defoe get injured, we’re incredibly light upfront.

A target man back-up striker could be a good solution to the problem, whilst also offering something different from the bench.

After the signing of Brandon Barker, you get the feeling this is maybe the position where we’re now lightest.

Greg Stewart played as a striker for Dundee. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

But Greg Stewart is, naturally, a striker. His fine form at Dundee, which earned him POTY nominations, came from the finisher playing up-top.

Gerrard’s comments on being happy with his squad but open to arrivals [Rangers.co.uk] suggests that he sees Stewart as a potential back-up option in this position.

It might even be one of the reasons why the Gers boss chose to sign him this season.

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