Rangers took full advantage of Celtic losing to Kilmarnock by thumping St. Johnstone 5-1 at Ibrox.
Steven Gerrard’s side moved one point clear of the rivals and within five points of league leaders Hearts in the SPFL. The Gers had the lead after just ten minutes when James Tavernier found the back of the net before assisting Alfredo Morelos for the second not long after. Second half goals from Scott Arfield, Kyle Lafferty and Daniel Candeias ensured a memorable victory for Gerrard’s men.
The former Liverpool boss strengthened his squad significantly during the summer transfer window, and the Gers remain in the title hunt. Odds were slashed on Rangers being crowned champions following Celtic’s defeat, but Gerrard knows there is still plenty of football to be played. The former England captain should be keeping tabs on potential January recruits who could give his side a welcome boost in the New Year.
One man he should be monitoring is Chelsea defender – Gary Cahill. Valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt, the former England international has been a key player for the Blues since leaving Bolton Wanderers in 2012. Cahill has lifted two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and one Champions League during his time at Stamford Bridge but has found himself out-of-favour under new boss Maurizio Sarri.
With his contract expiring at the end of the season, reports suggest that Cahill will request to be transferred in January – Rangers should look to take full advantage. Gerrard played with the 32-year-old for the Three Lions and could tempt the defender into making a move up north. Landing a player of Cahill’s calibre would be considered a real coup and no doubt improve Rangers’ chances of winning the title.
The Gers would face competition from Cahill’s former club Aston Villa but could offer him the chance to compete in the Europa League if they progress from the group stages. This one should be a no-brainer.
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