Former Rangers left-back Gregory Vignal believes the current squad could challenge for silverware but would be helped by one or two new arrivals.

Vignal has recently left his role in charge of the Ibrox women’s team and harbours no regret as he believes the club must always come first.

But speaking ahead of the new season Vignal believes that Rangers firstly may have to replace the injured Niko Katic, but that they’re maybe a couple of players off the full package.

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Former Rangers defender Gregory Vignal – pictured here scoring the second goal in a 2-0 Parkhead win v Celtic in 2005 – believes Rangers are almost ready to challenge for the title. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

“Maybe they will need another centre-half,” said Vignal [The Herald, 13/07/20, p38].

“They’ve signed Bassey but it’s important there’s competition to double up in every position.

“It’s the same with Alfredo Morelos, they might need another striker.

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“I do think the squad is good enough to win something but they may need one or two new players.”

Vignal has also revealed that he’ll be a Rangers fan for life following a spell as both a player and a coach at the club.

 

Thanking previous Rangers technical director Mark Allen for the opportunity at the club Vignal is optimistic about the rest of his career.

He also praised the fans whom he believes deserve something for their immense contribution to the club during a tumultuous last decade.

“Rangers are working really hard and it’s up to the players to make sure they win something. The first-team staff are working really hard for the players,” said Vignal [Glasgow Times].

“The manager has added professionalism and discipline, you’re not captain of Liverpool as long as he was without having standards.

“He knows what he wants so, fingers crossed, they’ll win something this year.

Gregory Vignal was at Liverpool between 2000 and 2005, but went out on loan four times, playing for the top team 20 times. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

“The fans deserve something, they follow everywhere and have already sold 40,000 season tickets or whatever it is. They’re one of the best fan bases in the world.”

Vignal spent a season on loan from Liverpool at Ibrox as a player in 04/05 and was part of the squad which won the League Cup and the Scottish Premiership on Helicopter Sunday.

 

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