Former Rangers director Paul Murray reckons Dave King won’t be going big on transfer spending this summer in the club’s efforts to chase down Celtic in the Scottish Premiership, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
After another trophy-less season at Ibrox, Rangers fans have again been considering the future direction of the club, wondering whether we will ever be able to challenge Celtic for the major honours in Scotland.
If that’s to happen it will probably require significant investment in Steven Gerrard’s first-team squad, but Murray reckons the club won’t be taking any spending risks this summer or beyond.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said:
For us, as fans, I think we have to focus on ourselves. We can’t control what other teams do.
We’ve got to get Rangers to the best level we can get them at.
And I don’t think anyone on the board is going to be taking undue risks to do that financially after everything that has happened to the club over the years. I would think it’s a question of focusing on Rangers and trying to get them to be the best they can be.
If that leads to stopping Celtic, then it is a consequence of that. But we can’t really control what Celtic do, or indeed any other team.
Gerrard has been quite clear that he expects backing in the upcoming transfer window but he’ll know too that we’ll be working within a strict budget, with nobody at the club wanting to get back to the years of financial mismanagement.
For Gerrard and Director of Football Mark Allen it’ll be all about maximising the resources we do have at our disposal.
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