Former Rangers assistant manager Archie Knox has told The Scotsman that Steven Gerrard needs to sign a player that is similar to that of Celtic captain Scott Brown this summer.
Brown, 34, is a pantomime villain to Rangers fans and was at the centre of controversy once again during the Old Firm clashes between the two sides, as Celtic clinched eight in a row.
The Hoops skipper has 19 titles to his name at Celtic, as well as clocking up an enormous 524 league and cup appearances for the Scottish champions. He is renowned for his hard-tackling, passionate performances.
Knox, who was Walter Smith’s assistant between 1991 and 1998, believes Rangers need to sign a midfielder like Brown this summer in what is a crucial summer of investment for the Gers.
“Absolutely. A player like that anyway,” Knox said, when asked if Rangers need a player like Brown. “Both teams need that type of player. For Celtic, they’ve got Brown at the minute, although he’s maybe in the twilight of his career.
“But Rangers need that. They definitely need that level of player right throughout the team. He’s done very, very well. And Rangers need someone of that stature.”
Knox is absolutely spot on. Rangers lack that bite at the moment. Some would argue that Alfredo Morelos provides such bite, but his is mindless aggression that becomes a detriment to his team.
In the middle of the park, Rangers have the likes of Ryan Jack, Scott Arfield, Ross McCrorie and Glen Kamara, and although they are all very good players, they do not have the fight of Brown.
Who Rangers could bring in to match Brown, remains to be seen.