Mark Allen has provided a transfer update to RangersTV, with the opening of the window less than a month away.

The Director of Football is working with Steven Gerrard to improve the Gers squad.

Gerrard sits alongside Allen at the recent Youth Cup Final (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

So far, Steven Davis has joined on a permanent deal. Furthermore, Jordan Jones and Jake Hastie will arrive in the summer, having already signed pre-contract agreements.

While there won’t be wholesale changes, Allen says the club isn’t done there. Quality additions are on the agenda.

“Steven and I use the analogy of making a cake,” he told RangersTV. “We’ve made the cake, the cake looks really nice and we need to put the icing on it now.”

“I don’t think it’s a secret to say we are looking at somebody in that attacking midfield area that can bring us a little bit of joy towards the top end of the pitch.

 

“There’s no secret to the fact Joe Worrall will go back and return to Nottingham Forest, so obviously, there’s a focus on making sure we are robust back there and I think generally we’re looking at where we think we can strengthen.

“It’s got to be strengthening bearing in mind the number of games we are hoping to be playing again next season.”

Creative talent in the final third will hopefully lead to improved results at places like Easter Road. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Verdict

This should be exciting news for Rangers fans. There’s no sense that the Director of Football is playing down the need for new arrivals, nor is he pleading poverty.

There’s a recognition that the squad needs to improve in two major areas. There’s an intent to do it right, too. Earlier in the extended interview, he speaks about players with longevity as well as class.

It sounds as if the checkbook will be out and a marquee arrival or two, isn’t out of the question.

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