Mark Allen’s Q&A with the Rangers supporters was certainly interesting earlier this week.
For those who missed it, the Rangers Director of Football took part in a Twitter session with Rangers supporters. Under the account of the Rangers Youth Development Company, Allen answered a range of different questions.
Credit to him, as he didn’t just cover aspects on youth football. In addition, he also spoke about his long-term goals, the signing policy, and future upgrades to Ibrox stadium.
Yet, perhaps the most interesting was a comment he made regarding what to expect in January. When quizzed by a supporter regarding potential deals during the Winter, Allen said the following:
Many coming in?
It’s interesting to hear Allen hit out with this. It wasn’t so long ago we were hearing that Rangers manager Steven Gerrard was looking to bring in four new players in the Winter.
These comments don’t necessarily mean that won’t be the case, but it does hint at it. Four players is a sizable investment in the Winter window, and it seems that Allen isn’t overly-certain on whether the club will do that.
He’s keen to stress that most of this season’s dealings have already been completed. In the context of the spending and signings, however, that means little considering Rangers brought in an incredible 15 players over the summer.
Fans are certainly craving some big names back this January. The likes of Steven Davis and Dominic Solanke would certainly be welcomed. It doesn’t sound as though Gerrard will have too much to spend on mid-season signings, however.
It comes across as though the club will be waiting for deals to come to them as opposed to the other way around. In this writer’s opinion, it’s likely to just be the way Allen has worded things more than a cause for concern regarding quantity.
Gerrard has openly admitted in the past that Rangers will look for players in January. That, surely, is still the case.