Gerrard wants ‘loan manager’
As reported by The Daily Express, Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is keen for the club to hire a ‘loan manager’ to help him keep communications with all of his players who are currently at other clubs.
Speaking in his press conference, the Liverpool legend revealed: “We will have a discussion on loan players in the coming weeks. We are planning to appoint a loan manager to ensure we track our players as even when away they are Rangers players.”
Gerrard also name-dropped Greg Docherty, who is performing well at Shrewsbury Town with four goals in 13 games.
It seems like it could be an good effective way of checking in with all of the club’s prospects, with Gerrard busy with the first-team.
McKay eyes Ibrox return
Swansea City’s Barrie McKay was sold by Pedro Caixinha to Nottingham Forest in 2017.
That was after he had impressed for the Gers in the fourth division, and had loan spells at Morton and Raith Rovers.
The 23-year-old has taken some time to reflect on his Ibrox exit, and has praised Gerrard for his impact. He also suggested he would want to return to his boyhood club at a later stage in his career.
Telling the Glasgow Evening Times: “If, later on in my career, it came back up I would seriously think about going back. At the time I did leave Rangers, it was the same as Forest, I never really had the choice.”
Double injury boost
Rangers full-back Borna Barisic returned to training this week and could feature against Spartak Moscow on Thursday – if not, he will return for the weekend League Cup clash with Aberdeen.
Gerrard also confirmed Ryan Jack is back available after a month out, but Scott Arfield is ruled out of the game which is a big blow for the Gers.
Jack’s return could be very timely, although he may be lacking match fitness which could see Gerrard go with a two-man midfield of Ovie Ejaria and Lassana Coulibaly.