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Martin Skrtel would bring the experience Rangers’ defence desperately need

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Martin Skrtel would bring the experience Rangers’ defence desperately need

Steven Gerrard’s arrival at Ibrox will come alongside several new signings to boost his new Rangers squad, and reports have suggested that he may look into his address book at an ex-team-mate to boost the ranks.

The Daily Record indicate that they believe that central defender Martin Skrtel, currently in Turkey with Fenerbahce, could be top of his list as Gerrard looks to tempt him back to the British isles with a move to Rangers.

Given the mix of experience and youth in the team’s back-line, Skrtel could be the perfect addition to bring in the quality that the likes of Russell Martin and Bruno Alves can now only dream of.

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A reliable Premier League defender not so long ago, the Slovakia captain, Skrtel has the athleticism even at the age of 33 to compete and has shown no significant signs of decline since moving across Europe to join Fenerbahce, as the Daily Record also state that the club are not open to the idea of selling him and he is under contract for another year.

Whilst at Liverpool he may never have set the world alight, his dedication to the cause and willingness to put his body on the line would undoubtedly please Rangers fans who demand such an attitude from their players.

At 36-years-old and struggling with injury more than ever this season, Bruno Alves’ days could be numbered under Gerrard, and Skrtel would represent the perfect upgrade with enough experience to help develop the likes of Ross McCrorie and Declan John alongside him at the back.

Sam is a football journalist focusing on English football at all levels and Spanish football. He also writes for Spain's biggest daily sports newspaper, MARCA, as well as The Boot Room. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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