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Rangers: Beale can form dream duo with Lundstram and Baccus

Glasgow Rangers manager Michael Beale looks set to be a busy man this month as he aims to assert his own stamp on the Ibrox side.

Having taken charge in November, Beale has enjoyed a rather fruitful start to life back in Glasgow, winning four matches and drawing once – the recent Old Firm tie on Monday.

The Englishman is already eyeing up a few players that he wishes to sign this month, with St Mirren midfielder Keanu Baccus one of them.

According to The Scottish Sun, the Australian is being eyed up by Beale and Ross Wilson and it is unlikely that St Mirren will stand in his way should an offer arrive, although it is unknown just how much the Buddies will be looking for.

Imagine him and John Lundstram

With Steven Davis ruled out for the rest of the season, Ryan Jack’s contract set to expire and the future of Glen Kamara still up in the air amid links away from the club, Baccus could form a solid duo with Lundstram in the Rangers midfield axis under Beale.

Lundstram has been one of the club’s better performers this season, averaging a Sofascore rating of 7.13 across 20 Premiership appearances, scoring five goals and making 0.7 key passes per match, underlining his attacking threat from the middle of the pitch.

Baccus could provide excellent defensive support in the midfield as he has averaged 2.4 tackles, 1.1 clearances, and 1.1 interceptions per game, along with winning 4.8 duels – a success rate of 46%.

His ball-winning qualities could allow Lundstram some extra freedom to push forward and contribute more toward the side’s attack and this could become the basis of an excellent midfield dynamic heading into the future.

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Baccus played four matches for Australia at the recent World Cup and although he only started one match, it is evident that he was trusted enough to be called upon to play at the highest level.

The 24-year-old was dubbed “impressive” by journalist Josh Bunting during his spell at Western Sydney Wanderers and Beale could begin his Rangers revolution well by signing the player this month and bedding him into the squad ahead of a transitional few months ahead.