The change in the side since Steven Gerrard’s appointment as manager has been remarkable.
A host of new faces arrived in the summer as many of the flops signed by previous managers were moved on.
With the transfer window open again, Allen is once more on the hunt for new faces.
Jermain Defoe and Steve Davis have already arrived while Jordan Jones and Glen Kamara have penned pre-contracts.
While ability is a huge factor, Allen revealed something else that is crucial in picking targets – coping with the
“I think that is vitally important and I have said on a number of occasions that you look at various characteristics when you are trying to sign players,” Allen said, as quoted by The Herald.
“One of the big ones is whether they can handle Ibrox.
“It is a cauldron, an unbelievable set of supporters, the like of which I have never seen before personally.”
Plenty of players have come to Rangers in the past and simply wilted under the pressure.
It’s reassurring to see that there is some weight given now to their ability to cope with 50,000 baying fans.
In recent seasons, far too many players have been happy to coast by and and just accept poor performances.
Players thought winning one game in three was acceptable if the managed to draw one of the other two.
The Gers support simply won’t accept that.
It makes a change to see that the management team at Ibrox won’t accept it any more either.
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