For several weeks, everything had been going swimmingly at Rangers. November’s only blip came away at Spartak Moscow, but the Gers swept all else aside in the SPL.
However, after Wednesday’s disappointing result against Aberdeen, attentions turn once again to how the squad can be improved in January. One man creating a few headlines at the minute is St Mirren’s Adam Hammill.
The 30-year-old Liverpool youth graduate, joined the Saints on a short-term deal in October. A shoulder injury meant a premature end to his debut, but after a quiet few weeks, the winger burst into life.
His side were winless under manager Oran Kearney, before his sensational brace saw off Hearts at St Mirren Park.
Hammill’s opening goal, a 40-yard volley, is a major contender for the SPL Goal of the Month. However, remarkably, last night’s effort against Hibernian, bettered it.
Picking the ball up inside his own half, he spots ‘keeper Adam Bogdan off his line and audaciously sends the ball into the net on the bounce. It really was Beckham-esque.
⚽ Hammill puts Buddies ahead with half-way line strike 😱
⚽ Shaw equalises, McGinn restores Buddies' lead 👏
⚽ Porteous scores to equalise for Hibees 👌
— SPFL (@spfl) December 6, 2018
Is he the type of player Gerrard will be seriously looking at in January?
Currently on a sort-term deal, it wouldn’t be costly to bring him to Ibrox. He has shown great technical skill with his recent goals, and he provides boundless energy on the flanks.
However, the issue with Hammill is consistency. He has had a rather journeyman-like career and he isn’t getting any younger.
This one is highly unlikely, but not impossible. If a spate of injuries strikes in the coming weeks, Gerrard may turn to someone like Hammill in January. But, it is likely that he would only be considered as an emergency option.