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Cancelling Umar Sadiq’s loan is Gerrard’s most ruthless decision yet

Cancelling Umar Sadiq’s loan is Gerrard’s most ruthless decision yet

Rangers go up against Spartak Moscow on Thursday night and Steven Gerrard will be looking to continue the club’s solid European campaign which has seen them rise to the top of their group.

Impressively, Gerrard guided the club through a tough Europa League Qualifying campaign and has taken that into the season.

Domestically, however, Rangers haven’t been as impressive and although they sit in third place, four points off their arch rivals, Celtic, they need to improve their league form. Although the board did back Gerrard in the transfer market over the summer, the club will need strengthen again in January in order to give them a chance of winning the title this season.

While much will be focused on who is coming into the club, according to the Express, Rangers are considering ending Umar Sadiq’s season-long deal.

The Breakdown

Gerrard brought in Saidq over the summer in order to strengthen his attacking options but so far the on-loan Roma man has been poor. During his time with the Glasgow club, Sadiq has only managed to play five games (161 minutes) and has not scored a goal or even registered an assist.

In truth, the forward has never been a reliable goalscorer and aside from his time in the Eredivisie with NAC Breda, he’s never shown much quality in front of goal in first-team football.

It might be wise to end the deal for the forward as it’s quite clear he isn’t up to standard and isn’t going to help the club in their quest for silverware.

Thoughts Rangers fans? 

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