Rangers fans have been pointing out what they view as a fatal midfield flaw in the side ahead of a reported £3.8m move for South African international Bongani Zungu.
With the transfer feeling “almost inevitable” according to Four Lads Had a Dream, the Ibrox support have been analysing why the club are set to splash out such a large amount for the player.
For many Rangers fans, the stiffness of the club’s midfield against Aberdeen highlights precisely why they need more energy and more forward-thinking passes.
Some of the Rangers support think Ryan Jack and Glen Kamara can’t play in the same team in matches where Gerrard’s side dominate the ball.
The feeling is that they possess too many traits which are focused on possession, play too deep, and in turn slow down the match.
The club’s support – and clearly the management team – want to see a greater level of dynamism in the middle of the park.
Whilst Jack and Kamara are clearly good players, and in many ways not similar at all, Rangers have clearly identified the need for a stronger transitional midfielder in their squad.
Many of the club’s supporters believe that playing both players is needless when the club is controlling the match and it in fact hampers the pace of attacks.
Some of the club’s fans are hoping Zungu offers more of a forward pass should his transfer get over the line.
Aye the Jack/Kamara partnership is a problem. Both of them were far too negative yesterday
— Step overs in Heaven (@BenRFC3) August 2, 2020
Kamara and Jack should never play in the same Rangers team when we dominate 70% possession
— Scott Cameron (@Cammy26_2) August 1, 2020
It's only one game, but the usual packed defence issue was there. Kamara and Jack sideways all game.
Good win in a place we usually struggle, but hopefully Zungu is announced tomorrow
— Bongani_Cartel (@Pena_Cartel) August 1, 2020
Really hope Zungu has a forward pass in him. Jack and Kamara in the same team is absolute yuck.
— EmpireFF (@EmpireFF) August 1, 2020
I'd like Kamara & Jack to look up a little more, Sometimes they are needlessly passing it amongst each other or back when people are in clear space in forward spaces
— Craig Smith 🇬🇧 (@csljm84) August 1, 2020
Gerrard is very pragmatic. I called the Arfield for Hagi sub at half time. Kamara /Jack either need to learn how to play incisive passes through the lines or expect to be dropped. Countless chances to play in Hagi or Aribo were missed by there 2.
— M.H. (@MarkHarvey83) August 1, 2020
Kamara & jack both sitting too deep
— Mr M (@MBS1872) August 1, 2020
Another observation from today. Either Jack or Kamara plays defensively. Not both. Our central midfield offered nowhere near enough today. The runs and goals Jack had at the start of last season is something we lack badly now.
— BMC Rangers Rants (@BMCRangersRants) August 1, 2020
I just think Aribo, Hagi and Kent need to offer more in final third. Kamara and Jack together isn’t for me in many domestic games
— Tremendo (@TremendoHendo72) August 1, 2020
I really think Zungu will replace Kamara place in the squad. Playing both Kamara and Jack results in us failing to pass forward a lot, Zungu seems to fill that void.
— Curtis 🇿🇦🇬🇧 (@1872Curtis) August 1, 2020
Jack & kamara far too deep…. same as last season.
The gap between the midfield and the forwards is huge
— Mr M (@MBS1872) August 1, 2020
Rangers are reportedly discussing personal terms with Zungu over a four-year deal at the club with the Scottish Sun claiming over the weekend that the move was edging closer.