Sunday’s loss to Celtic may have reminded everyone that Rangers have a long way to go before they can be considered serious players in the Scottish title race but few would doubt the fact that Steven Gerrard’s appointment has had a positive effect on the club.
Clearly, the team is looking a lot better now and the fact Rangers have reached the Europa League group stage is wonderful news for everyone at the club. However, as Gerrard has said himself, they do need to improve, as is to be expected after such a big summer rebuild, one that saw 15 players arrive at Ibrox.
In fact, we recently asked our Light Blue supporting readers to rank their top 3 signings of the Gerrard thus far. Here, we’ll take a look at the top 3. To see the full results, have a look at the rankings below.
3. Connor Goldson
It took a few bids to bring Connor Goldson to Rangers, though the former Brighton man certainly looks worth the hassle.
The 25-year-old has taken to life in Scotland well, emerging as a dependable central defender and someone who can organise the backline. Indeed, during tough European nights, his leadership qualities will be required, as well as his trademark resolute defending.
2. Nikola Katic
Sticking with the defensive theme, Nikola Katic looks to have endeared himself to the Rangers faithful early doors. Much like Goldson, the Croatian is a commanding central defender though it’s probably fair to say he has a much higher ceiling than the former Brighton ace.
At just 21, Katic looks a serious defensive prospect.
1. Allan McGregor
Brought back to Ibrox over the course of the summer, Gerrard’s decision to re-sign Allan McGregor looks to have been his best. The former Hull stopper has already proven his worth, pulling off a string of quality saves in the Old Firm, and looks to be a total upgrade on Wes Foderingham.
If Rangers are going to do anything this season, McGregor is crucial to that.