Ex-Rangers captain Craig Moore has taken aim at his former club, claiming that they failed to use the transfer window to strengthen sufficiently.

The Gers romped to the Premiership title last season, finishing a whopping 25 points ahead of Celtic.

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Rangers blew away the competition in the Premiership last season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It was feared that several big players would leave the club in the summer, but in the end, only fringe men like Jordan Jones and George Edmundson were moved on.

There weren’t a huge amount of incomings, either, though, with only John Lundstram, Fashion Sakala, Juninho Bacuna and Nnamdi Ofoborh joining, all either on pre-contracts or free transfers, although payments could be made to Huddersfield down the line if Bacuna reaches certain milestones [Glasgow Times].


Former Bournemouth midfielder Ofoborh is yet to feature for his new club due to a possible heart problem, but it seems Moore isn’t impressed with what Lundstram, Sakala and Bacuna have offered so far.

“When you are champions, you need to be able to strengthen,” he said [Go Radio Football Show]. “I have been in that position where you have won a league title and then all of a sudden an unbelievable signing walks through the door.”

“Rangers haven’t done that. In my opinion, they have gone for squad fillers.”


Former Rangers captain Craig Moore has taken aim at the club’s transfer activity. (Photo by Manchester United via Getty Images)

Moore takes aim at Rangers’ recruitment

It’s early days yet in terms of Sakala, Bacuna and Lundstram’s Rangers careers but it’s easy to see where Moore is coming from.

None of the three have managed to cement a place in Rangers’ best XI yet and it’s highly unlikely that Ofoborh will either when he becomes available.

The Light Blues were linked with Heerenveen midfielder Joey Veerman, who would have been a marquee signing.

Yet, ultimately, they wouldn’t part with an upfront fee for any player during the window and as a result, there perhaps hasn’t been the injection of life into the squad that was needed to keep things fresh and exciting after a title win.

However, after a tough 18 months or so of the pandemic, the club simply weren’t in a position to splash the cash.

Without sales, the funds weren’t there for big-name signings, and the Gers could have done a lot worse than holding onto their best players and bringing in a few talented, if still unproven, freebies.

In other news, an international striker many Rangers fans want to see at Ibrox has spoken out about his future.

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