Just as Rangers’ title push was beginning to shape, Steven Gerrard’s side have faltered due to a lack of creativity, which will derail their season if it is not rectified during next month’s transfer window.
Gerrard went on a serious recruitment drive last summer and need more in January if he is to assemble a squad with enough firepower to clinch glory.
His current crop is struggling to break down organised defences from sides who see a point against Rangers as a good result, but former Rangers man Lee McCulloch has put a player he knows very well forward as someone who can help Gerrard out with that problem.
McCulloch told the Daily Record that Jordan Jones – who he managed at Kilmarnock – would be an ideal January target to give Rangers another dimension in pursuit of trophies this season.
He said: “Hhe’d be the one who could unlock defences with teams now sitting in against Rangers. When Rangers against Dundee then that’s the type of situation where you need a bit of magic Jordan could provide.
“When teams sit deep against you, you need someone to go and beat two or three players and Jordan is tailor-made for that. There isn’t a right-back who could handle Jordan when he’s on his game.”
A lack of quality in wide areas has hamstrung Rangers at times this season and Jones would undoubtedly help Gerrard in that area.
McCulloch is right to be effusive in his praise and if there is any chance Gerrard can get Jones next month, he should do all he can to make it happen.