Former Rangers coach Jimmy Nicholl is hoping manager Steven Gerrard can add serious quality to his squad this summer, believing he should fill the squad with quality before fabled ‘Rangers men’.
The Gers have a massive transfer window coming up, with every signing needed to be a big hit if we are to close the gap on Celtic and challenge for major trophies once again next season.
Gerrard had to focus on quantity over quality last term and there were only a handful of signing success out of the 20 or so players brought to Ibrox by the recruitment team.
Nicholl, who knows all about the current Rangers side having served as assistant manager last season, reckons that Gerrard needs to forget about what fans want and deliver real quality.
As quoted by The Daily Record, he said:
I hope he addresses whatever he believes is needed and gets the backing from the board.
It’s about quality. Some fans say, ‘We need so-and-so and someone who knows what it’s all about’. What does that mean?
It doesn’t matter that you’re steeped in Rangers if you can’t pass the ball from here to there. You must have quality, certainly just as much quality as Celtic.
But there is progress all right behind the scenes and Steven has also learned over the course of the campaign.
Gerrard should have the opportunity to stamp real authority on the first-team squad this summer, with more exits likely as contracts from the Mark Warburton and Pedro Caixinha eras get closer to expiration.
Nicholl is bang on with his comments too. We don’t need Rangers men in the team, we need exciting, ambitious players who can play with cool heads and big hearts.
Hopefully that’s exactly the kind of player that arrives at Ibrox this summer.