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Masterstrokes: Two of the smartest Rangers transfers in recent years

Masterstrokes: Two of the smartest Rangers transfers in recent years

Being known as second fiddle to Celtic in Scottish football, it has been a little trickier for Rangers to pull off some truly memorable singings in recent. However, with times constantly changing, it may be time to see just how big Rangers can go if the signs under Steven Gerrard continue to show promise. 

With the appointment of Gerrard as manager and the real strides forward that the club have made, there is no doubt that it is an exciting time to be a Gers fan.

Yes, there’s a rebuilding project in place at Ibrox but the recent additions of Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis hint at more ambition behind the scenes. If the Light Blues can continue to add pretty big names, as well as some more astute additions, the famous 55 may be coming home.

With that in mind, here’s a couple of men that have been brought in over the last few years to get them back and challenging at the top:

Scott Arfield 

Not having the most illustrious career under his belt, many had wondered just what the 30-year-old will bring to the new Gerrard era at the Ibrox.

However, he has hit the ground running for Rangers, becoming one of the starting names on the matchday squad. Bringing an unexpected turn of pace, and an eye for a pass on goal, the midfielder has proven that he has what it takes to help push them over that line in the coming seasons.

Arfield is yet another free, yes FREE transfer, coming into the Scottish Premiership, proving that Rangers know exactly what they’re doing when it comes down to finding cheap talent.

Martyn Waghorn 

Martyn Waghorn is certainly a player that will be remembered at Ibrox. Joining back in 2015 for a fairly substantial fee at the time, there must have been speculation mounting as to whether a Premier League reject could hack it in the depths of the Scottish Championship.

Well, as much as there were speculation, there were goals.

Scoring a total of 28 goals in all competitions in his maiden season, also helping win promotion for Rangers, he truly showed that he was worth every penny.

What could have been if he were still there now?

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