New Rangers Director of Football Ross Wilson is set to change the way the club goes about their transfer business, that is according to a report from Football Insider.
He is set to rip up previous incumbent Mark Allen’s blueprint, which saw an astonishing 38 players signed in his two year and three-month tenure at Ibrox.
As alluded to, under Allen the focus was very much on quantity, with a huge number of players coming and going during his tenure.
He did help bring some quality players to Ibrox, with Jermain Defoe, Ryan Kent and Connor Goldson notable examples of solid additions during his time at the club.
However, there were also plenty of players he brought in who didn’t quite make it at Rangers, some of whom they ended up making losses on.
Football Insider report that Wilson wants to change this approach, and instead of signing lots of players he just wants to focus on bringing in a few quality additions.
The report suggests that they will be active in the January transfer window, with Wilson set to use contacts he made during his four-year spell at Southampton to help with recruitment. But he will not be bringing anyone in who the club feel isn’t an improvement on what they already have.
Wilson’s approach makes sense, especially when you look at the way Rangers have started the 2019/20 Scottish Premiership season.
Under Steven Gerrard, they have come flying out of the blocks, and sit top of the table after eight games, with seven wins and just one defeat (via Transfermarkt).
That would suggest that they already have a good core of players at the club, with some genuine quality within their ranks. Therefore radical changes are not needed going forward, but instead one or two additions that will make them a better side and help them compete with Celtic for the league title.
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