Opinion: Gerrard and Rangers should cut their losses with Worrall and sign Ampadu

Steven Gerrard was extremely critical of his defence after the dramatic defeat in Moscow, and a January loan move for Ethan Ampadu could atone for the worrying form of Joe Worrall.

Why sign another centre bacK?

Rangers looked solid at the back to start the season, as Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic began to form a brilliant partnership.

The defence has gone off the rails in recent weeks though, and a huge part of that has been the introduction of Worrall.

The Nottingham Forest loanee started well in Katic’s place, but both he and Goldson have gotten progressively worse as the games wear on.

Gerrard absolutely crucified his defence after the 4-3 loss to Spartak Moscow, and the boss can upgrade on Worrall by moving for Ampadu.

The youngster is not getting a look-in at Chelsea, and reports claim the Blues are considering a January loan.

Is he good enough?

The 18-year-old’s best asset is perhaps his versatility, something that will certainly appeal to Gerrard.

Ampadu is naturally a centre-back, but has also excelled as a defensive midfielder.

He joined Chelsea in the summer of 2017, and while he is yet to make a Premier League appearance for the Blues there are high hopes that he will become a star at Stamford Bridge.

The teenager already has five senior Wales caps to his name, and was absolutely phenomenal as a defensive midfielder when Ryan Giggs’ side crushed Ireland 4-1 back in September.

He is supremely calm on the ball, something that can’t be said for either Katic or Worrall, and is already showing the type of physicality and athleticism needed to be a top centre back.

The youngster has already proven he can play multiple positions at a high level for Wales, and pairing his technical skill with Goldson’s strength and leadership could be match made in heaven.

So, Rangers fans, would you back a loan move for Ampadu? Are Katic and Worrall good enough? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll below…

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