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Trailist Polster could offer Gerrard viable alternative to underperforming Coulibaly

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed he is taking a look at midfielder Matt Polster on a trial basis, according to the Sun.

The Liverpool icon has offered the 25-year-old midfielder a week-long trial at Ibrox and reportedly confirmed that he will be offered a contract with the Gers if it goes well.

Polster is a United States international midfielder, who used to play for Chicago Fire in MLS. He actually played against Gerrard, when the former England captain was with LA Galaxy and Gerrard liked what he saw.

He said of Polster, who is looking to rebuild his career after missing much of last season through injury: “I know Matt and played against him in the MLS and I know he’s a good player.”

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Gerrard is in need of fresh blood as his side looks to put their exit from the Europa League behind them and mount a realistic title challenge and Polster could well solve a growing headache for his former opponent in the centre of the park.

Lassana Coulibaly started the season impressively but has lost his touch in recent weeks; against Rapid Vienna, he tried hard enough but simply couldn’t get the ball to stick.

Signing an international midfielder, who is hungry to prove a point, could give Gerrard a fantastic option to play in the engine room alongside Ryan Jack and boost Rangers’ bid to regain that title.

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