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Gerrard should look to offload Foderingham and Dorrans

Gerrard should look to offload Foderingham and Dorrans

Steven Gerrard will be busy looking at ways to improve his squad in January to tighten the gap between Rangers and Celtic at the top of the table.

Rangers only sit one place behind The Bhoys, however, Celtic do have a game in hand. If they both continue to get results, it could be the Old Firm derby that sets them apart this season.

Gerrard has utilised the squad he inherited well, also bringing some fresh faces from his time at Liverpool and beyond to keep the level of competition among The Gers high.

In the upcoming window, Gerrard will surely look to strengthen even more so to retain their level of performance, with a couple of outgoings expected to boost the transfer budget.

With that being said, Gerrard has no choice but to send this Rangers DUO packing in January…

Wes Foderingham

Wes Foderingham has been Rangers’ number one ever since his arrival in 2015.

However, when Allan McGregor returned to Glasgow along with Gerrard’s arrival, he was instated as the number one, with Foderingham only playing four times across all competitions this season.

McGregor has shown by his performances that he still has years ahead of him and if Gerrard was to recall Jan Alnwick to be back-up ‘keeper, Rangers could get a sizeable fee for Foderingham who is still more than competent between the sticks.

Graham Dorrans

Whilst this may sound rather abnormal, given that Graham Dorrans has only played three times amounting to 88 minutes either side of his unfortunate injuries this season, he might not be as necessary as it first seemed upon his signing.

Within the trio of midfielders, Gerrard would normally field, he currently has six options at his disposal, meaning the 31-year-old might not get as many minutes as anticipated and the younger talents would get less game time to develop.

Dorrans is expected to return in late January to early February, but if a club came in for the Scot in the latter stages of the window when he is back to fitness, a move away could be a good idea for both parties with the fee able to add to the transfer budget to reinvest.

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