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Rangers ‘inundated’ with available players as transfer deadline nears

Rangers assistant manager, Gary McAllister, has said that the club are ‘inundated’ with available players as the transfer deadline nears, as quoted by the Glasgow Times.

There are just three days remaining in the winter window, with clubs across Britain scrambling to make alterations to their squads for the backend of the 2019/20 season.

For Rangers, so far this month, it’s been all about trimming the playing staff.

Andy King has returned to Leicester City, Eros Grezda has joined Osijek, Eduardo Herrera has signed for Puebla and Jamie Murphy has headed to Burton Albion on loan.

Rangers winger Murphy has made an encouraging start to life at Burton. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

As yet, there have been no signings.

However, McAllister has refused to rule out a late swoop for a player and says there’s certainly no shortage of options.

“It’s very difficult,” he said, as quoted by the Glasgow Times. “As you can imagine, we’re inundated with people who are available.”

“But we can’t just jump in and panic buy or react with that sort of mindset.

“If we are bringing anyone in at this particular time, it’s got to be someone who can make a difference, make us better and would ideally go straight into the team. We don’t need squad players or development players.

“A player that makes you better in any position gives any club a boost. We’re just continually looking.”

Gerrard and McAllister are weighing up Rangers transfer options ahead of Friday’s deadline. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Verdict

There’s a growing sense of frustration amongst some Rangers fans at the lack of new arrivals this month, and at this point, there are certainly no guarantees that even a solitary signing will be made.

What McAllister’s comments do suggest, is that if a player is recruited, they will be capable of immediately making an impact in the starting lineup.

Consequently, it seems unlikely that a third striker will be brought in to provide support for Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe.

There’s clearly work ongoing in the background, though, and perhaps an attacking midfielder or no.10-type player is on the radar, given that outside of the two strikers, there’s been a lack of consistent goalscoring.

While you’re here, why not check out our thoughts on what’s needed in the final days of the transfer window, over on our YouTube channel.

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