BT Sport’s Chris Sutton has launched a bizarre attack on Rangers’ January transfer business this month, writing in his column for The Daily Record this weekend.
Steven Gerrard’s side deserved much of the criticism they received in the wake of Wednesday night’s defeat to Kilmarnock, although I’m not sure criticising the signings of Steven Davis and Jermain Defoe is the right argument to make.
Sutton wrote in The Record: “Rangers have gone all in with the signings of Defoe and Davis – if it doesn’t come off this season then it will derail them and you would have to fancy Celtic for 10-in-a-row… …Rangers have gone down the Dad’s Army route to try to get them over the line. We can’t doubt Defoe’s ability to score goals or the quality of Davis but do they have the legs?”
Most people recognise that the acquisition of the English Premier League talents gives the first-team squad at Ibrox a different dimension and the experience to help us challenge for major honours this season.
Sutton even praised the Gers for their business in the first week of the transfer window.
We suffer one defeat and suddenly it’s folly and to be called into question? I’m not having it.
The former Celtic striker will likely be watching on nervously over the next few months, with the first real title race in a number of years sparking into life and threatening the status of his beloved Hoops.