Glasgow Rangers legend David Robertson has outlined where Steven Gerrard needs to strengthen his squad to ensure the Ibrox club can be an improved force next season.
Last summer, Rangers boss Gerrard bolstered the Ibrox side’s ranks significantly and the Light Blues were impressive in the first half of the 2019-20 campaign.
Indeed, Rangers went into the winter break on the back of a superb 2-1 win at Old Firm rivals Celtic, which aside from earning the Gers bragging rights, also put them within two points of the Hoops with a game in hand.
After the break, however, things went pear-shaped for Gerrard and co to say the least, with far too many points dropped, meaning Celtic were well clear when the league was suspended and ultimately called.
With preparations for 2020-21 under way, Robertson reckons more steel in the middle of the park is needed, as well as reinforcements up front.
“I think there’s got to be consistency with the squad but there needs to be a bit more, maybe in the middle of the park,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“Ryan Jack is a totally different player from who he was at Aberdeen, he’s added a bit going forward, but they need someone in there who will just go and break things up, a bit of a Scott Brown-type. A Stuart McCall, Ian Ferguson sort of player.
“Up front, too, they rely heavily on Morelos and Defoe, to a lesser extent. If you take those two out there’s nothing else. If there’s a big injury they’ve got a major problem.”
While Rangers have become stronger with each passing season and have shown they have what it takes to beat Celtic on the pitch, they’ve been left wanting when it comes to the marathon of the domestic season.
When 2020 rolled in, there were genuine fears from many Celtic fans about 2019-20 being the season they would come unstuck, but while they were relentless in dispatching of opponents after coming back from the winter break, Rangers fell over far too many hurdles after the restart.
However, the Gers aren’t far from the finished product and, with a few additions, they will surely be a stronger force next term.