An article from Jordan Campbell in The Athletic has elicited a backlash from some supporters against the club’s transfer activity.
The journalist revealed that, since taking the manager’s job in May 2018, Steven Gerrard has signed no fewer than 36 players, and yet there are questions about the depth of his squad following a spate of injuries. Campbell also posted a link to the article on his Twitter profile @JordanC1107.
Gerrard has signed 36 players for Rangers but yesterday showed that they still need more depth.
Injuries haven’t helped as they’ve been unable to name their strongest XI and that means, with two weeks of the window left, there are still several unknowns.https://t.co/lJ26mWdalu
— Jordan Campbell (@JordanC1107) September 21, 2020
Despite the abundance of new faces, Gerrard has yet to win a trophy at Ibrox or even mount a sustained challenge for the Premiership title – the ‘Gers have finished nine and 13 points adrift of Celtic in his two seasons in charge.
The Light Blues have had to contend with several injury problems in the early weeks of the season, with Nikola Katic and Leon Balogun set to be sidelined for some time, Ryan Jack and Joe Aribo set to miss the next few games, Jermain Defoe only just back from injury and Kemar Roofe now facing a spell on the sidelines.
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Gerrard has publicly stated his wish to bring in a midfielder in the remaining 13 days of the transfer window in order to add more depth in that position.
These ‘Gers fans on Twitter feel that the lack of depth despite the volume of signings is a bad indictment of the manager and board over their transfer policy in the last couple of years:
This is a disgrace https://t.co/IIZWepKU9P
— Rab. (@RabVanLadMan) September 21, 2020
We are in an endless cycle. Mentality is the problem and unfortunately time and time again this pool of players show they dont have it. You said it…. 36 players.
— BlueRyu (@Ryan_Haymarch) September 21, 2020
He’s signed 36 players, maybe that shows some of them haven’t been very good signings rather than showing he needs more?
— John (@JGMc66) September 21, 2020
The squads bloated as it is, they don’t need more depth they need quality. He’s looked at that midfield for theee years now and deemed it acceptable?
— Chris Scott (@christtocs) September 21, 2020
36 players. And how many millions… Yet Gerrard has been unable to assemble a side that can go on any sort of sustained run against jobber teams. He’s not good enough.
— Bill T (@Tyndale7) September 21, 2020
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