Rangers boss Steven Gerrard sounded a frustrated tone as he fielded questions from RangersTV about the club’s transfer business.

The Ibrox gaffer was straight to the point but appeared to shift the focus onto those in the hierarchy of the club as four players picked up knocks in the 4-0 win over Dundee United.

It adds to a mounting list of injuries at Ibrox and Steven Gerrard is adamant he’s been very clear about what the side need going forward.

“Look I can’t be anymore clear with Ross (Wilson) and the Board in terms of what we need,” said Gerrard [RangersTV].

“They know that, I don’t think I have to go public and say that.

“But yes, we certainly do (need additions).

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“In the engine room, we need one at least to help us over the course.

“We know we’re expected again to qualify in Europe and play every Thursday, every Sunday.

“You can’t do that unless you’ve got the numbers and we’re one short in midfield.”

Gerrard’s comments follow up suggestions made in the mainstream press that Rangers may need to step up their transfer business after picking up the injuries.

Gerrard was speaking as Leon Balogun pulled out of the starting line-up against the Arabs and Ryan Jack, Brandon Barker and Alfredo Morelos were all carted off injured in the emphatic victory.

“I’ve been really clear that we need to add so I think we maybe need to try to accelerate that,” said Gerrard [BBC Sport].

“Going off what I have just seen in the treatment room, there is definitely going to be two, if not three, missing for a couple of weeks.

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A frustrated Rangers boss has been clear about what the business the club needs to undertake in the transfer market. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“We have lists that we are pursuing but in terms of names and how close we are, it’s a difficult question for me to answer right now.”

Rangers have been prominently linked to both Preston North End midfielder Daniel Johnson and Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy in recent weeks.

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