Rangers remain on the hunt for a new midfielder as the club’s lack of squad depth in the area has been exposed by a raft of injuries.
Ibrox gaffer Steven Gerrard has been open about the club’s chase for a midfielder for the last six weeks but ominously suggested the Gers are no further forward when speaking after the Hibs result.
But as a Premier League midfielder is apparently given the green light to move on from his current club, could Rangers pounce to help bulk up in the middle of the park?
Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald might not be the most glamourous of signings, but the 31-year-old has played at a decent level in the English Championship for much of his career.
McDonald has one year’s experience in the Premier League with Burnley and would be solid, embattled addition to our squad rather than our first XI.
The midfielder has also played in Scotland with Dundee – for whom he started his career – and has five caps for the Scottish national team.
According to Sky Sports [Live transfer blog at 13.02 21/09/20] the Cottagers will let McDonald leave for free as he enters the final year of his contract, such has been his contribution to the club.
If you look at Gerrard’s second season, he signed Leicester City veteran Andy King to help bulk out the squad and McDonald could be a suitable addition this time around.
Whilst he might not be of that desired standing to us to the next level, Rangers have a distinct lack of midfield numbers and McDonald would undoubtedly help pad out the squad.
He could provide a cost-effective solution to our midfield woes as transfer wrangles persist with the likes of Daniel Johnson at Preston.
McDonald wouldn’t be the solution to taking Rangers to the next level – but he could be to prevent us being caught short in the middle.
The Gers had only Ibrox Academy graduate Jamie Barjonas on the bench for the trip to Hibs at the weekend.