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Kris Boyd claims Rangers still need to sign a left-back

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Kris Boyd claims Rangers still need to sign a left-back

Ex-Rangers striker Kris Boyd believes that Rangers should be focused on signing a left-back if they are doing any more transfer business this summer.

Steven Gerrard’s side completed a deal for Leicester City midfielder Andy King on Thursday and he’s moved to Ibrox on a season-long loan.

The 30-year-old Welshman will be looking to force his way into the team, but there is plenty of competition in the centre of the park within the squad.

Boyd, who was appearing as a pundit on The Debate, is convinced that the Gers should be focused on signing another full-back not a midfielder.

He would like to see a new left-back arrive, as the current options are Borna Barisic, Andy Halliday and Jon Flanagan.

 

Boyd explained that he’s a little surprised to see King join an already competitive midfield.

“Rangers need a left-back, you’ve got Borna Barisic who Steven Gerrard doesn’t seem to trust, he plays some games is out for others,” he said on Sky Sports Main Event channel (10:40pm, 15 August).

“I think Andy Halliday is a left-back who I think it’s unfair for him to be there every week. Jon Flanagan is right-footed playing at left-back, but what I will say is when he plays it gives James Tavernier the licence to go up the right-hand side.

“If I was spending any more money, I would be looking to get a left-back in that would be the area, there is loads of midfielders.”

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TBR’s View:

Boyd is adamant that Rangers still need to strengthen at left-back and it’s certainly a fair argument.

The Light Blues could get through the upcoming campaign fine rotating their current options, but bringing in a marquee full-back just before the window closes would be a statement of intent.

Tavernier has nailed down the right-back position in recent years and isn’t going to be dislodged, so it would be nice to have a similar situation on the opposite flank.

King, 30, could still add great value to the Rangers squad given his experience and quality, but will he be the last new face through the entrance door this summer?

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