It is difficult to predict how Rangers will behave over the next week as the end of the transfer window looms, with Steven Gerrard stating he would like to strengthen but will not rush in to deals.

The Light Blues are in good shape right now, and the 38-year-old has come in and impressed both fans and players with his professional conduct and leadership qualities.

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Gerrard was speaking ahead of the return leg of the crunch Europa League qualifier with NK Osijek.

The Liverpool legend refuses to rush into deals that may not be right, but that said, the need is clear for cover at centre-half. Has he planted the seed for the development of Aidan Wilson and Kyle Bradley?

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At the moment Gerrard can only really call on Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic and Rangers are definitely light going into the new season, but not so much if the former midfielder puts his trust in the youngsters.

He will have gauged them in pre-season training and will know if they are ready or not. It would be a risk, but then there is something about the new Gers manager that suggests he is willing to take them from time to time.

Wilson has made a couple of appearances for Rangers before in the Scottish Premiership before a loan move last season to Dumbarton, and Bradley also made one appearance in the 2016/17 season.

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Between them they both have very little experience, but Gerrard has been talking about getting his players to be fearless, and loan winger Ryan Kent spoke only yesterday of him telling the players to go out and express themselves.

There is an air of trust in his players about the new Rangers boss. And that could see the birth of two new stars at Ibrox, at a time when an area of the team needs them.

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