Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has predicted his side could see more outgoings than incomings in this transfer window – but there’s a fatal mistake the Gers boss must avoid in following this through.
The Ibrox gaffer was speaking about his transfer prospects this January and reiterated that he would only enter the transfer market if a player who could improve his squad became available.
But it was what Gerrard said regarding outgoings which would’ve caught the eyes of the Rangers support most glaringly.
“I’m happy where we are in terms of volume, in terms of the quality we have in the squad, but if something comes available that suits us from a financial point of view, and we think will help our group in the second half of the season we’ll try make it happen,” said Gerrard [Rangers].
“But I predict there will be a few more going the other way than coming in the door.
“I don’t think we need a number of incomings if you like, but we might need one or two to freshen it up.
“But those players have to be good players who can improve the eleven and improve the group, otherwise there’s not really any point in making them.”
With Rangers going well at home and abroad making too many changes to the squad could threaten to disrupt what is a competitive rhythm building behind the scenes at Ibrox.
Rangers have been able to make multiple changes without it impacting performances so far this season with a competitive squad eager to impress.
Whilst the club is going well at home and abroad for the first time in a generation there feels like there is a balance to the squad which has been distinctly lacking in recent seasons.
With so much riding on this campaign – and with a huge opportunity now in front of these players – too many outgoings threatens to imbalance a squad fixated on success this year.
This isn’t about those players who fill up the fringes of the side – the likes of Greg Stewart and Jordan Jones might be of more use to at other Premiership sides – but more about our quality options.
Former Rangers chairman Dave King said player sales were “essential” and with interest bubbling around a fair few of this squad, the club must resist wholesale changes mid-season.
It could be a fatal mistake as Rangers look to secure a first league title in a decade.
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