Glasgow Rangers find themselves in a strong position at the top of the Scottish Premiership after coming from behind to draw with Motherwell and restore their lead over Celtic.
Despite having watched both sides draw at the weekend, the results leave the gap at 21 points ahead of the Hoops’ two games in hand over their arch-rivals.
The January transfer window is in full swing as Scottish Premiership clubs consider whether to dip into their coffers and hunt for some bargains in the market. Gerrard himself is no stranger to strengthening his squad, having acquired Jordan Jones and Glen Kamara on four-year pre-contract deals in 2019.
It’s fair to say that Jones, however, has struggled for various reasons this season and the club have one eye on the future.
Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry has claimed Ross Wilson is ready to go after Siriki Dembele, who has scored seven goals for the Posh this season. Dembele is still only 24 and could prove a good signing for the future.
Whether or not he will leave the Weston Homes Stadium in the transfer market remains to be seen, given the fact that he is contracted until the end of next season, and Posh owner Darragh McAnthony seems to be under no pressure to sell one of Darren Ferguson’s best players.
Dembele has burst onto the scene since the start of the season, having bagged six times and registered five assists in 21 appearances across all competitions, via Transfermarkt.
Rangers often look to the lower leagues of English football for useful players and this window is no exception. Players like Daniel Johnson, Gustavo Hamer and Kyle Joseph have all been heavily linked with a move to Ibrox in recent weeks, but there’s no doubting the fact that Dembele will have piqued their interest after he delivered a personal masterclass against MK Dons on Saturday afternoon.
The 24-year-old was the standout performer for Ferguson’s side after he produced two key passes, which shows he was a force to be reckoned with against the Dons, as they struggled to cope with his creativity. For context, no other Posh player provided more key passes than Dembele last Saturday.
Dembele, who earns around £2,600-per-week at the Weston Homes Stadium, once again demonstrated that he is a real counter-attacking threat as he completed two successful dribbles from two attempts, emphasising that he caused all sorts of problems for Russell Martin’s side. Although he lost possession 19 times, this can be attributed to the fact that he was trying to find space between the lines, picking up the ball and passing it forwards with one or two touches.
The jet-heeled versatile forward was a bundle of energy and speed as Posh raced into a two-goal lead against the Dons, producing a moment of magic after he left defenders trailing in his wake on the left-hand side of the box before teeing up Sammie Szmodics.
A freshen up out wide is needed at Rangers, especially considering their over-reliance on Ryan Kent on the left wing. Dembele could be viewed as the perfect replacement for Jones, who has failed to stamp his authority as the backup option at Ibrox since joining from Kilmarnock in 2019.
AND in other news, Borna Barisic was Rangers’ unsung hero against Motherwell…