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Report: Rangers hiring Mervyn Day as London-based scout

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Report: Rangers hiring Mervyn Day as London-based scout

A quiet January transfer window may suggest that Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is reasonably pleased with the squad available to him, but according to The Sun on Sunday (2/2; page 63), he is closing in on making an addition to his scouting department.

The Sun on Sunday reports that the Gers is set to bring Mervyn Day in. It is suggested that he is being tasked with finding more players in England.

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Day – who played for the likes of West Ham and Leeds during his career – has worked on recruitment for a number of clubs in the past.

He returned to Elland Road after his playing days came to an end. He would also work for the likes of Brighton, West Brom and Bristol City.

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The Sun on Sunday (2/2; page 63) reports that he is set to join the Gers. And it is claimed that he is expected to cover the London area.

 

TBR View – Day could prove shrewd addition for Rangers

It remains to be seen if Day’s arrival does have a significant impact on Rangers’s recruitment.

But given the clubs he has previously worked for, it does look as though it could be a shrewd move from the Gers.

He has worked for a number of English clubs in a number of roles linked with scouting. So that knowledge could prove valuable as Rangers look to improve their squad.

The Light Blues have got a lot right in the transfer market since Gerrard came in in 2018. But they have also made a number of errors and underwhelming signings.

Day coming in hardly represents an overhaul of the structure. But it may prove to be another step in the right direction for Rangers.

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