After years of underachievement at the club, under Steven Gerrard, Rangers have seen a huge improvement in their form and as it stands, the Gers are very much in the hunt for the title as they’re only five points from league-leading Hearts.
Gerrard brought in a whole host of players over the summer to try and improve the club’s poor performances over the last few years and so far, it looks like the new batch of players has improved the squad. So far, Rangers are one of the highest scoring teams in the league, scoring 18 so far this season, the second highest in the Scottish Championship.
With so many new recruits arriving during the summer, some may point to Gerrard as purely looking towards the future but with Rangers academy prospect, Lewis Mayo signing a new deal at the club, it looks as though the Liverpool legend is very much setting the foundations of a long reign at the Glasgow club.
As it stands, Gerrard has four fairly solid centrebacks to call upon, and all were brought in over the summer.
On loan defender, Joe Worrall has arguably been the standout performer of the lot but it remains to be seen if the club will be able to sign him on a permanent deal at the end of the season. With that in mind, there could be a spot in the squad for Mayo. The young defender played a massive role in the Scotland side that came very close to progressing out of their group at the Under-17 European Championships in May.
The 18-year-old centreback did play in the Rangers side Challenge Cup loss to Falkirk in August and must be targeting a first-team call-up in the near future.