Former Rangers star Rod Wallace believes that the Light Blues are on the right track to ending Celtic’s recent dominance of Scottish football – but insists Steven Gerrard “needs more help.”

The former striker thinks that there needs to be at least “two or three more quality players” added this summer before the season starts in August.

18 Mar 2000: Rod Wallace of Glasgow Rangers shields the ball from Derek Adams of Motherwell during the Scottish Premier Division match at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland. Glasgow Rangers won the match 6-2. Mandatory Credit:

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One player Wallace did single out for praise was Jermain Defoe and Wallace thinks that the veteran will be “desperate” to get back playing again.

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“Steven Gerrard is definitely on the right track, but he needs more help,” Wallace told the Sunday Post.

“I know it’s difficult because of Covid-19, but the Ibrox board needs to try to find him the funds to bring in two or three more quality players.

“That could be the difference between Rangers winning the league and losing it.

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“Money doesn’t cure everything and guarantees you absolutely nothing. But it does give you a better chance of getting it right.

“Jermain Defoe is there and he is total quality. He will be desperate to get back playing again for Rangers.

 

“He will look to get his sharpness back and his eye right in. He will score goals and create many chances for his team-mates.

“Nobody is certain yet what the future may hold for Alfredo Morelos. Steven may look to see if the right bid comes in and that will increase the amount he has to spend.

“But will he be able to bring in someone better than Alfredo, who will score 20 goals? That’s the big question.

“Whatever happens, I hope Rangers do it. It’s a massive season. It doesn’t come much bigger than this.”

25 Mar 2000: Paul Lambert of Glasgow Celtic challenges Rod Wallace of Glasgow Rangers during the Scottish Premier Division match at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland. Glasgow Rangers won the match 4-0. Mandatory Credit:

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The Gers will be able to step up their preparations tomorrow after it was confirmed that clubs can resume full contact training ahead of the new season starting.

Gerrard’s side have wasted little time in adding new faces to the squad so far this summer after Calvin Bassey and Jon McLaughlin both signed while Ianis Hagi and Defoe made their loan switches permanent.

 

 

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