With interest in James Tavernier being widely reported, Steven Gerrard may have to scour the market for a suitable replacement. But maybe in Chris Cadden Rangers have a ready made replacement down the road in Motherwell?

The flying wingback is very similar to our Captain Fantastic in that he loves getting forward down the right.

What’s more, the 22-year-old Scotland cap’s contract expires at the end of the season. He wouldn’t cost Rangers anything.

Chris Cadden is highly rated at Motherwell and is a vital part of Lee Robinson’s team. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

A versatile option on the right

Chris Cadden can play anywhere on the right wing and has even deputised up front. He’s hardworking yet technical and a solid all-round option. Motherwell were looking for over £1m for the wingback-come-winger last season and Rangers could certainly do much worse than have him as an option.

Even if James Tavernier stays at the club – something I think is very likely – Cadden could still provide cover and an interesting option. He’s quick, industrious and versatile.

 

He might not be anywhere near the level of Tavernier. But Cadden is still young, and has plenty of time to develop.

Bosman market has served Gerrard well

Already Steven Gerrard has signed three players on Bosman deals. Scott Arfield, Allan McGregor and Jon Flanagan have all cemented themselves as important first team players and are now powerful assets at the club.

Chris Cadden has also been a fixture in the U21s, earning 10 U21 caps and one goal. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

There’s no doubt that these three are genuine improvements on what we had before. Gerrard pulled off a steal getting the experienced trio in.

Cadden too could prove to be a low-risk, high-reward signing should Rangers move for him.

He’s young, highly rated and already a full international after earning a Scotland cap against Peru in May. He got his second against Mexico on the same international break.