Pundit View: Kris Boyd slams Rangers’ director of football

Ex-Rangers goalscoring machine Kris Boyd has absolutely crucified director of football Mark Allen.

The Gers have lost their way in the last few weeks, losing serious ground in the title race and suffering a humiliating home defeat to Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup.

The club underwent a mass overhaul last summer, signing 14 new players, but things haven’t exactly gone to plan throughout the campaign.

And Boyd, who scored 115 goals in 212 Ibrox appearances, has crucified the Gers transfer guru in his latest column.

What did he say?

Writing for The Scottish Sun, Boyd said: “Steven Gerrard will be the first to admit that he’s made mistakes, but he isn’t the man to blame.

“I’d be more inclined to look at the job being done by the club’s Head of Recruitment.

“Mark Allen is quick enough to jump around changing rooms when the team wins, but what has he actually contributed?

“He paints himself as the mastermind in everything that’s good when Rangers are winning, but he doesn’t fool me.

“For a start, why are there four left-wingers at the club in Glenn Middleton, Ryan Kent, Jamie Murphy and Eros Grezda?

“Jordan Jones is another one on the way with Jake Hastie expected to follow. That just doesn’t make any sense to me.”

Does he have a point?

Boyd went further into detail over the balance issues in the Gers’ squad, and it’s pretty hard to disagree with the 35 year-old.

Gerrard has seven central midfielders at his disposal but just one player who can play on the right-wing in Daniel Candeias, and of the 14 summer signings last year only really Connor Goldson, Allan McGregor and Ryan Kent could be considered success stories.

Quite simply, Boyd is spot on. Allen has let Gerrard down with his scattergun approach, and the boss now has a ridiculously lop-sided squad to deal with.

The good news of course is that this reflects very well on Gerrard, so fans can take solace in the fact that he will improve ten fold with a better squad.