Rangers trialist Andrew Gutman didn’t make the cut at Gerrard’s Rangers, but his presence in training highlighted Rangers’ desire for a new left back.

The start of Borna Barisic’s Rangers career has been hampered by injury. Clearly a talented player with a mean left foot, when fit he could be a very strong asset for Rangers. He’s a full Croatia international and has shown flashes of what he’s capable of.

Barisic, 26, has a very strong seven assists in 17 appearances for Rangers. But the club need a back-up left back to cover him. (Photo by Josef Bollwein/SEPA.Media /Getty Images) (Photo by Josef Bollwein/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

But too many times Rangers have been found wanting due to a lack of strength in depth in this position.

Are these three potential options Rangers can look to for more permanent cover?

Andy Halliday

The most cost-effective and staunch of the bunch. Andy Halliday is a man in form, and a man in love. Rangers mean the world to the midfielder-come-left-back-come-player-who’ll-play-anywhere-he’s-asked-to-play. He’s living the dream at Ibrox and put in a Man of the Match performance against Celtic.

 

But can he be the long-term solution to problems with depth at left-back?

Halliday was superb at left back against Celtic in December. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Birger Meling

We ran a piece on the talented Meling a couple of months ago. The Rosenborg left back is a full Norwegian international and looks to have a bright future in the game. Scandinavia is full of talent at a fair price and Rangers could certainly do worse.

Left back Meling loves a goal too – he got one against Celtic at Parkhead earlier in the season.

Meling, 24, has 10 Norway caps to his name. (Photo by Trond Tandberg/Getty Images)

Graeme Shinnie

Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie is out of contract at the end of the season and is an interesting option. Naturally a left back, the aggressive Shinnie can also play in midfield. He too is a full international, this time for Scotland, and might be worth a look at for Rangers.

Plus, just imagine the faces of the Dons fans if we took their captain for a second time in two years.

You imagine Aberdeen fans would be left sick if we took their talismanic captain Shinnie. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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