Rangers haven’t wasted any time in the January transfer window, with four new signings already confirmed. But the Light Blues now need to move on some of the deadwood to give Steven Gerrard further scope to improve.
Jermain Defoe and Steve Davis have both agreed loan moves, while Glen Kamara and Jordan Jones have put pen to paper on pre-contracts.
Moving the likes of Carlos Pena, Eduardo Herrera, Jak Alnwick and Jason Holt on permanently will go a long way to helping Rangers continue to strengthen.
Making a final call on Lee Wallace’s future would also help free up a considerable amount in wages.
Gerrard and director of football Mark Allen deserve a huge amount of praise for their work in the transfer market so far.
But clearing out some of the excess left behind by previous managers is likely to be a sizeable challenge for them.
With a title challenge to come in the second half of the season, managing to clear some of the deadwood and improve the squad further might just be the difference between finishing second and lifting 55.