Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will end his maiden season in management without silverware. That said, there is a case to suggest that improvements have still been made.
The Gers did secure a win over Celtic this season, whilst they also did reasonably well in Europe. The Light Blues were eliminated during the last round of matches in the group stage.
With little left to play for this season, talk has turned towards the next campaign. The Herald has today suggested that the club want to sign Greg Stewart when his Birmingham City contract expires during the summer.
Gerrard would be wise to tread carefully when it comes to a decision whether or not to sign the 29-year-old.
Stewart raced out of the blocks this season during a loan spell with Kilmarnock. With Steve Clarke’s side, he netted eight goals and contributed seven assists.
Since signing for Aberdeen in January though, his season has gone awry. He has failed to score a single goal in the league, contributing just one assist.
Although Rangers would land Stewart on a free transfer, he isn’t really worth the risk. Alfredo Morelos, Jermaine Defoe and Kyle Lafferty are currently battling out to play up top, with the trio all arguably better than Stewart.
Gerrard’s need for reinforcements is obvious. That doesn’t mean he should go stockpiling average players, however. Better options than Stewart are out there and the Rangers boss should be tempted to cast his net elsewhere.