With the January transfer window just around the corner, it’ll be interesting to see if Glasgow Rangers dip a toe in the water.
Steven Gerrard has previously said it will be a quiet period for the club, given the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
But that stance could be about to change should the right player become available and the Ibrox boss could be forced to dip into the market to strengthen his squad in the wake of their latest injury setbacks.
Despite Ross Wilson embarking on a spending spree in the summer, Gerrard find himself short of options at the back with just three options for two positions in the heart of the defence. There’s no doubt he needs to find a centre-back who can provide injury cover for Leon Balogun, Connor Goldson and Filip Helander, but perhaps he needs to pay attention to his midfield, too.
As it stands, Steven Davis is his preferred option at the base of the midfield in light of Bongani Zungu’s struggles since he first arrived at Ibrox on an initial loan deal from French Ligue 2 side Amiens in the summer.
In six appearances in the Premiership, the 28-year-old defensive-minded midfielder is averaging just 0.2 tackles, 0.7 interceptions and 0.2 clearances per game, via WhoScored. This just simply isn’t good enough for a side who are desperate to stop Celtic from winning ten in a row.
However, Ross Wilson must prioritise a move for one player in particular who could be the solution to Rangers’ midfield problems this season.
Former England and Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips has told Football Insider that Rangers long-term target John Lundstram may have played his final game for Sheffield United.
It’s claimed that Lundstram is still of interest to Rangers with his contract set to run out at the end of the season.
Premier League clubs Burnley and Crystal Palace are also keen on landing the 5 ft 9 colossus.
Lundstram has been one of the Blades’ best players over the past couple of years, providing five goals and four assists in the Premier League, via Transfermarkt. Billy Sharp recently heaped praise on his teammate, hailing the £7m-rated midfield dynamo as a “real menace.”
If Chris Wilder intends to cut his losses once and for all, he would be most welcome at the Govan-based Glaswegian giants and Wilson simply must make him a top priority in the transfer window. His strong levels of concentration and ability to split defences with through balls would make him a great addition to the Gers’ engine room.