Rangers need another big transfer window to compete next season

Speaking to fans on the official Rangers website, club chairman Dave King expects the club to push on in the summer transfer window and attract players of international quality.

What’s the story?

The January transfer window was an exciting one for supporters with the likes of Jamie Murphy and Jason Cummings joining the club to great delight.

Ultimately though this season could be another one which ends without major silverware and in order to compete next season, the Light Blues will need another big transfer window this summer.

Dave King apparently agrees and thinks under the leadership of Mark Allen as Director of Football can improve even further on the strides they’ve taken in the market.

Launching the club’s season ticket renewal campaign, the Ibrox chairman said:

We can expect further progress now that Mark Allen has settled in as Director of Football. It is significant that the Club has experienced its highest level of call-ups for senior international duty for many years. This is directly attributable to the work that Mark did in the recent transfer window and provides a mood of optimism to build on for the upcoming summer window.

Giving Allen credit is significant given Rangers might be changing their manager at the end of the season, so can this continuity ensure there is good business done in the pre-season?

What do Rangers need?

First and foremost Rangers need a big improvement in defence, given it has been their key weakness this season. In attack, the Light Blues have actually impressed and have scored more goals in the Scottish Premiership than any other side, including Celtic.

They’ve conceded more or as many goals as every other side in the top six though, leaving fans frustrated and looking for more.

A quality centre-back is a must to complement young players like David Bates and Ross McCrorie, moving on faltering players such as Bruno Alves and Fabio Cardoso.

If they can do that and add a bit more creativity to their midfield, they could move closer towards silverware next term.