Rangers blew the title race wide open at the weekend with a dominant 3-1 victory over league leaders Hearts.
Steven Gerrard’s side were ruthless in front of goal and were handed the lead after just three minutes thanks to Liverpool loanee Ryan Kent. Alfredo Morelos and Scott Arfield added to the scoreline before half-time rendering Jimmy Dunne’s goal useless. The result leaves the Gers just five points behind the league leaders and will be a huge confidence boost to Gerrard’s side.
The Gers made a huge statement to their title rivals with the victory and Gerrard may have found his best XI. Rangers are getting better and better every week, and the former England captain’s inexperienced squad are really starting to gel. Nevertheless, the ex-Liverpool man should be keeping tabs on potential January signings to give his side a welcome boost in the New Year.
One man he should be monitoring is Brighton and Hove Albion forward – Glenn Murray. Valued at £2.7m by Transfermarkt, the 35-year-old remains a key player for the Seagulls and hit 12 Premier League goals last season. Murray’s hot streak in front of goal has continued with the Englishman finding the back of the net five times already this season.
Despite his increasing importance to his side, Murray has less than one year remaining on his contract. It’s likely Brighton will offer him improved terms but Murray could be tempted to play European football at Ibrox. His arrival would give Gerrard another quality option up front as he looks to keep his players fresh.
Although he is approaching the twilight of his career, the former Bournemouth forward remains in the conversation for an England call-up. Performing on the European stage could be just what he needs to force his way into Gareth Southgate’s plans.
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