A behind-the-scenes Rangers development has emerged regarding one of the Ibrox club’s key staff members…
The Telegraph’s John Percy has revealed that the club’s doctor is set to leave the Light Blues to move south of the border.
He tweeted: “Bit of #lcfc transfer news (sort of): Leicester are appointing #Rangers doctor Mark Waller to a similar position after agreeing compensation. Dr Waller has previously worked with the Eng u21s, Liverpool & Villa, and his appointment is regarded as a huge coup ahead of next season.”
Percy’s claim that the move is a ‘huge coup’ for Leicester suggests that losing him is a big blow for the Gers, and head coach Gio van Bronckhorst will therefore be left frustrated with this development.
Waller’s CV proves how highly he is rated within the game, as he has held positions with two Premier League clubs, Rangers and England’s under-21s. The Foxes have now swooped to snap him up and the Light Blues will duly be left scrambling for a doctor to take his place ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
This will be particularly frustrating for Van Bronckhorst as he has a couple of significant players currently out with injury. Whilst the club have other medical staff at the training ground, Waller is clearly held in high regard, and his expertise may have been helpful in helping them get back to fitness as quickly as possible.
Having them available will be huge for Van Bronckhorst as they are both proven performers in the Scottish top flight. In the last two Premiership seasons, Morelos produced 24 goals and 12 assists for the Gers, showing that he can both score and set up goals on a regular basis.
Meanwhile, Hagi scored nine goals and set up 13 in that time as he made vital contributions from a variety of midfield positions. The versatile Romanian has the quality to create chances for his team-mates whilst chipping in with goals himself, providing Morelos with attacking support so that the Colombian does not carry the goalscoring burden on his own.
These statistics illustrate how much of an impact both of them can have in the Premiership, and that is why Van Bronckhorst will be frustrated if any staff changes behind the scenes affect their respective recoveries.