Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has hinted that the Glasgow club are in the hunt for a striker as they look to add firepower to the ranks at Ibrox.

Rangers were too often over-reliant on either Colombian forward Alfredo Morelos or veteran striker Jermain Defoe last season and struggled with injuries and suspensions.

It means a striker to compete with those two for the solitary striking berth is on Steven Gerrard’s shopping list but with the window opened until October there’s no rush to make the move.

Steven Gerrard knows the team are over-reliant on Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Hopefully you will see some additions if we can pull off what we are trying to do in the transfer market,” said Gerrard [Daily Record].

“It was quite evident after the winter break, when we were getting suspensions or Jermain had his injuries, that we lacked a bit of firepower.

“So that is definitely one area we are looking at.

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“I don’t want to put a number on it because if we don’t get them in people will maybe say we have failed.

 

“I don’t think it is the right time to put pressure on the board as they have been very good to me over the last two years.

“But we have targets in certain areas and the idea is to make quality signing that can come in and improve the starting 11.

“It is not about making the squad bigger in terms of numbers.

“We are at a stage where we need quality to make the team bigger.”

Rangers have been routinely linked with Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes going into the transfer window. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Rangers have been linked with the likes of Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes [Scottish Sun] but Lions boss Gary Holt revealed during the week that there had been “zero interest” from Rangers.

So far Rangers have signed Romanian attacker Ianis Hagi, left-back Calvin Bassey and goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin in this transfer window.

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