Rangers supporters have been pretty quiet in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side fail to usurp Aberdeen in the battle for second place in the Scottish Premiership.
The Gers went into their final day encounter against Hibernian needing to better the Dons’ result at Celtic, yet Derek McInnes’ men shut the door on any Light Blues hope by winning 1-0 at the champions. As it happens, only a defeat for Aberdeen would have been enough for Rangers as they could only muster a sensational 5-5 draw with Edinburgh-based Hibs on Sunday, thus finishing the campaign in third place and three points behind the Dons.
Subsequently, there have been many frustrated Gers supporters in the Tavern in the last few days, although several are looking ahead to the new era under new boss Steven Gerrard, who will lead the club into the 2018/19 campaign.
And they’ll also be glad to hear of news that they have made Jamie Murphy’s move from Brighton permanent, from which Gerrard should now follow it up by making £720,000-rated star (as per Transfermarkt) Jason Cummings his fourth signing of the summer.
The 22-year-old spent the second half of the campaign on loan from Championship side Nottingham Forest after falling down the pecking order at the second tier outfit, having earned just 17 appearances in the first half of the season.
Yet things have been slightly better for the Scotland international north of the border in scoring six goals and laying on one assist in 18 games for the Gers, four goals of which coming in their run to the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup.
Yes, Cummings may have hoped for more than the nine starts he has earned since moving to Ibrox in January, but many of our resident Light Blues supporters are in agreement that he has done well enough in his time on the pitch to earn a permanent move this summer.
The 22-year-old gives absolutely everything to the cause, even if often played as a lone striker which doesn’t appear to suit his game, but at the tender age of 22, it’s clear that he has potential to go on and bag regularly at Scottish Premiership level.
And with Rangers seeking to bridge the gap between themselves and Celtic in the coming years, new boss Gerrard will want many options in every position on the field. And outside of Alfredo Morelos and Josh Windass, no-one managed to reach double figures this term to suggest that reinforcements are needed up top.
Having had a taste of life at Ibrox in the second half of the campaign, Cummings is only likely to improve and thus benefit from a full pre-season at the club and indeed some stability regarding the managerial situation.
Thus, with Murphy through the door, Gerrard should be targeting Cummings as his fourth signing of the summer at the Scottish giants.
Rangers fans… what do you think? Let us know!
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