Opinion

Steven Gerrard should be keeping tabs on Will Vaulks for Rangers in the summer

Steven Gerrard should be keeping tabs on Will Vaulks for Rangers in the summer

Rangers kept the pressure on league leaders Celtic with a massive 5-0 win over Hamilton Academical at the weekend.

The Gers netted four goals in the first half with Ryan Jack, Jermain Defoe, Scott Arfield and James Tavernier all getting on the scoresheet. Their dominance continued in the second half with Hamilton unable to trouble the Rangers defence. After leaving the bench, Kyle Lafferty netted with just two minutes remaining to keep the pressure on their rivals at the top of the table.

It would take a miracle to close the gap on the Hoops following their remarkable run of form in 2019. With Celtic dropping out of the Europa League, further emphasis will be on maintaining their league position. Regardless of whether they catch the Hoops, Steven Gerrard can start planning for another assault next season.

One man who could help them on their way is Rotherham dynamo – Will Vaulks. Valued at just £675k by Transfermarkt, the 25-year-old is no stranger to life in Scotland having joined his current employers from Falkirk in 2016. Vaulks has developed into a key player in the Championship and is enjoying his finest season to date.

The midfielder has made 33 appearances in the Championship, chipping in with an impressive five goals and four assists for his team-mates. Not only has Vaulks excelled going forward, he has added a valuable layer of protection to the Rotherham back four. Averaging an impressive 2.4 tackles and 1.8 interceptions per game, the Englishman would install some real steel into the Rangers midfield in the summer. Remarkably, Vaulks has won 4.4 aerial duels on average meaning the physicality of the SPFL should be no issue (WhoScored).

With his contract expiring in the summer, Rangers should grab themselves a bargain.

Rangers fans, thoughts?

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