Gerrard should lure 37-cap Rangers-supporting international to fix problem position
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Rangers should enquire about Leeds United's Stuart Dallas

The international break offers Steven Gerrard a chance to identify potential summer transfer targets.
He’s sure to have been watching Northern Ireland vs Estonia on Thursday night, in order to monitor Kyle Lafferty, Steven Davis, and Jordan Jones.

Davis ran the show for Northern Ireland in Belfast. (photo by Graham Service/Action Plus via Getty Images)

However, one of their international teammates should also have caught the eye.
Stuart Dallas.

The 27-year-old put in a predictably strong showing for his country.
Naturally a right winger, he’s now regularly deployed at right-back when on international duty.

Added to his dependability, that flexibility is another trait which makes him worthy of attention.
Dallas has now accumulated 37 caps for his country, chipping in with three goals.

Dallas scored in a win over Israel in Belfast, back in September. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)

However, he recently
spoke out about the frustrations of being deprived of game time by Marcelo Bielsa, at Leeds United.
He has made 22 appearances for his club this season but has recently featured almost exclusively from the bench.
Factor in the fact that he’s seemingly a Rangers fan, and the stars may be aligning.

He’s valued at £1.80 million (Transfermarkt) but with just a year left on his current deal, Leeds aren’t really in a position to haggle.

He’s found himself go from regular starter to impact sub this season. (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Rangers are desperately short of naturally right-sided options. There are plenty of right-footed wingers, including Ryan Kent and Ibrox-bound Jordan Jones. Yet, most of those guys prefer to operate on the left flank.

Therefore, Daniel Candeias has made a whopping 45 appearances this season.
Gerrard needs other options on that side and Dallas would be a quality, experienced fix.


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