Steven Gerrard has assessed the current status of his squad following the club’s second official pre-season fixture at Ibrox, in an interview with RangersTV.
Following on from a 5-0 win over Oxford United, the Gers defeated Marseille 4-0 on Sunday.
FULL-TIME: Rangers 4-0 Marseille
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It was a fine collective performance, despite the manager using 22 players.
Of those deployed, four were new signings, with the likes of Jordan Jones and Sheyi Ojo injecting pace into Gers attacks.
Swedish centre-back Filip Helander was unveiled at half-time too, but the transfer activity might not be done just yet.
“We believe the quality is in the dressing room and now it is over to them,” Gerrard told Rangers TV. “We’ll keep pushing them.”
“I think individuals coming in will certainly help that and I think you can see the quality of the new signings straight away.
“They have hit the ground running and we are hoping Filip [Helander] will follow suit. So we are really pleased with how the squad is shaping up.
“We have had two or three windows now to improve things, and we are very close to where we want to be, but now we have got to go and do all the hard work now and produce that on a regular basis when the games come around.”
It’s clear Gerrard is much more satisfied with his current crop of players than he was when he arrived at Ibrox.
He stops short of saying he’s 100% satisfied, though. He clearly thinks there’s still room for improvement and with a month and a half of the window remaining, he’s left the door open for further arrivals.
With Alfredo Morelos’ future uncertain, the club could be in the market for a new striker. Meanwhile, with Jon Flanagan currently on the sidelines, the Gers look a little thin at left-back.