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Gutman could be the midfielder Ejaria was meant to be in Rangers’ title push

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Gutman could be the midfielder Ejaria was meant to be in Rangers’ title push

Steven Gerrard brought Ovie Ejaria to Ibrox to add bite to his midfield; that didn’t work out, but Matt Polster could belatedly be the man to do exactly that.

Rangers are expected to sign American trialist Matt Polster after he impressed during a trial period, according to the Scottish Sun.

The 25-year-old former Chicago Fire midfielder was training with the Gers of late as he looked to recover from the injury problems that have dogged his recent progress.

From there, he was invited to join Steven Gerrard’s men on their training camp in Tenerife and with Ovie Ejaria returning to Liverpool prematurely, a space has opened up in the Rangers midfield for Polster to seize.

 

Gerrard also gambled with playing Ross McCrorie as a holding midfielder in Rangers’ huge final Europa League group match against Rapid Vienna, underlining the lack of bite he currently has in his midfield ranks.

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For a former midfielder, especially one as combative as Gerrard was in his playing days, that simply will not do and Polster can be the difference maker in the engine room that Ejaria was supposed to be.

Polster can also play at the back, which is an indicator of where his qualities lie; chasing the ball, winning it back and allowing Rangers to get on the front foot.

Gerrard has already enjoyed a fruitful transfer window with the arrivals of Steven Davis and Jermain Defoe, but Polster can be the midfield engine he has lacked all season, in an impressive, under the radar deal.

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