You could be forgiven for thinking Rangers’ top goalscorers this season would Alfredo Morelos and Kyle Lafferty.
The pair have been given the responsibility of firing Steven Gerrard’s Rangers to success this season. But if the Gers are to truly have a terrific season, then they’re going to need to have goals all over the park.
You could argue Rangers already have that. After all, Nikola Katic, Connor Goldson, Ovie Ejaria, and Lassana Coulibaly in particular have all netted. None of those star-men are forwards.
But in truth, they’re close.
Coulibaly’s goal against Dundee was a good morale-booster for the midfield, but the likes of Ryan Jack and Scott Arfield have still to net. The latter in particular you have to think is closing in on his first competitive Rangers goal.
Rangers still only have four goals this season from the central area. Given the amount of competitive matches they’ve played this season, you would still want a better return.
Coulibaly looks like he’s going to sort that issue, however, with two goals already. Ejaria also has two after netting against FC Ufa and Motherwell respectively.
At the back, the Gers are looking seriously strong on the goals front. Katic has two goals already this season, Goldson likewise. James Tavernier already has four, meaning Rangers have eight goals from their back-line this season.
In the wide areas, Rangers are also looking profitable. Ryan Kent nabbed his first Rangers goal, whilst Jamie Murphy also had one to his name before his injury at Rugby Park.
14 goals from outside of the front-men is an incredibly impressive return at this stage of the season. With Morelos and Lafferty guaranteed to get goals domestically, Rangers have incredible goalscoring potential in their side.
When’s the last time you could be this confident about what Rangers can bring going forward? Mark Warburton could argue he had something similar down in the Championship. But that was the Championship.
The Gers look a different beast this season, and an increase in consistency from the midfield will mean they have goals coming from everywhere.
Next up, Rangers have a daunting trip to El Madrigal to face a Villarreal side who’ve struggled so far this season. A goal from anywhere and Gerrard will be satisfied.