Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has appeared to admit that he might’ve got the January transfer window wrong by putting his trust in his current squad in the league title race.
The Ibrox club left it late to make any signings in the transfer window, with only Ianis Hagi and Florian Kamberi coming in on transfer deadline day.
But after the club fell to a 2-1 defeat to Kilmarnock to all but end their title hopes this season, Gerrard questioned whether or not he should’ve made more moves in the window.
"That second-half performance alarmed me, we couldn't handle the pressure."
Steven Gerrard gives his honest give after a bitter blow in the title race…
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“We couldn’t handle the pressure in the second half,” said Gerrard [BT Sport].
“We’ve done well in the first half, we’ve got ourselves in a real nice position.
“But in the second half, we didn’t go out as a team in the position of us, which is trying to sustain a title push.
“I’m going to have to do some real analysing of some individuals and where we are because I thought we were in a better place than what we’ve shown over the last four-six weeks.
“In the winter break, I’m looking at it, looking around what I’ve got. I had the chance to add to it in terms of one or two signings, maybe.
“I thought we had the mentality and the characters to sustain a push but on the evidence of the last four-five weeks I’m getting proven wrong.”
There’s a real feeling that after Rangers beat Celtic at Parkhead in December the club has approached the second half of the season incredibly naively.
That could well include in terms of our January investment, where Rangers waited until the final few hours to make additions.
This is something which could continue to cost the Ibrox side if it hasn’t done so already.
Should we have moved for more experience and quality in the January transfer window instead of resting on our laurels after beating Celtic?