Journalist Pete O’Rourke believes Rangers could prioritize a deal to sign a right-winger before the end of the transfer window.
The club have established a stranglehold on top spot in the Scottish Premiership as they continue to impress under manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
What’s up with the Rangers?
The club lost just one game all season, that loss coming in the second game of the campaign, as Dundee United won 1-0.
Since then they have gone unbeaten in the top flight, winning 16 games and drawing four, although their last result was a 1-1 draw with Aberdeen.
Van Bronckhorst’s side remain four points clear of second-placed Celtic and have made efforts to strengthen the squad in the transfer window.
Defender James Sands has been loaned out by New York, but there have been no further acquisitions since that deal.
Against Aberdeen, Rangers were forced to deploy Scott Wright on the right wing, despite his natural position up front.
A deal to bring in a right-winger has been mooted in the press; Reports have linked Rangers with Ludogorets star Kiril Despodov, while there is also reportedly interest in Hammarby’s Akinkunmi Amoo, Nacional Montevideo’s Brian Ocampo and Rijeka’s Robert Muric.
Rangers are clearly aware of the need to strengthen their right wing position if they are to continue their bid to retain the Scottish Premiership title, and O’Rourke believes this will become a priority.
What did O’Rourke say?
He told GiveMeSport: “I think someone on the right side, if they can bring him in, would help boost van Bronckhorst.
“There are a lot of Rangers names in that position, Scott Wright started against Aberdeen on the right wing which is not his normal position, he’s normally a striker so that’s somewhere that they need to reinforce.”
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Do the Rangers need to strengthen?
They have a void in their squad and a new right winger would be a great move for Rangers over the next week.
They have clearly cast their net far and wide when it comes to identifying talent, as the linked names come from many countries and continents.
This speaks to Van Bronckhorst’s need to strengthen the position over the next few days.
Achieving a deal would go a long way to ensuring Rangers maintain their momentum for the rest of the campaign.