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Rangers: Steven Gerrard discusses tactics

Rangers: Steven Gerrard discusses tactics - Rangers News

Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has hinted that he may decide to play two strikers up front in the future, something which he has not done so far this campaign.

Gerrard suggests tactical tweak

So far in 2020/21, Gerrard has preferred to play with one central forward, either in a 4-2-3-1 formation or a 4-3-3. However, he does have a number of attacking options, including Kemar Roofe, Cedric Itten, Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe.

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Speaking to RangersTV, Gerrard hinted that he could play the former two as part of a striking duo. He said:

“He’s also more of a hybrid forward, so he can play with a 9 as well which is really helpful with players like Jermain Defoe, Alfredo [Morelos] and Cedric [Itten] in the door.

“The good thing about Cedric and Kemar is that they can play with a number 9 as well, so it’s really interesting.”

Tactical flexibility

As Gerrard says, this is certainly an interesting proposition. Whilst it is not something he has chosen to do so far this campaign, it is something he could introduce if he is struggling to find out how he can fit more than one of his strikers into the same team.

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Itten played regularly as part of a two upfront last season for St Gallen and scored 19 goals in 34 league games. Roofe was perhaps more used to a lone striker role at Anderlecht, but you get the feeling that he has the qualities to work alongside another forward. As Rangers look to end their silverware drought this term, Gerrard will need versatility to find success. This is one way he could do just that.

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