Rangers could do with adding cover in midfield, even if it is just a short-term fix, a player who would be happy to provide cover who has decent experience, but won’t cost a fortune.
It’s been a while since we were linked with a former player, mainly because until Steven Gerrard arrived, they weren’t much good, however, there is one midfielder who is available and could provide the sort of back-up that is currently needed without breaking the bank.
Going into the Champions League qualifiers we should have Steven Davis, John Lundstram, Joe Aribo and Scott Arfield all fit with Stephen Kelly also likely to form part of the midfield group, however, with Ryan Jack, Nnamdi Ofoborh and Glen Kamara all facing uncertain futures, the sensible move is to bring someone else in.
We could go down the loan route but I don’t think clubs would be too keen to give us someone just to sit on the bench, the other option is the free agency market and one name will be familiar to most Gers fans.
Lewis MacLeod was the great white hope of Ally McCoist’s tenure as Rangers manager, it was just a shame that finances and the greed of those running the club sold him at the first opportunity, his development since leaving Ibrox has been well documented though with injuries hampering his ability to get a consistent run of games.
Do Rangers need any more players in midfield?
He’s rarely managed to get to 20 games in a season and yet, with no demands on him to be available every week, he would be a decent back-up option. There’s no doubting his talent, at his last club Plymouth Argyle, manager Ryan Lowe was full of praise after he returned from his most recent injury:
“He’s a fantastic player with a fantastic attitude.
“I didn’t think he looked like he had been out for two months.
“I think he passed the ball forward more times than many, and that’s what he is in the team for.”
We all know what MacLeod is capable of, his body just continues to let him down, you’d never sign him to build your team around but it would be great to see him playing at a level that his talent deserves and doing us a favour in the process.