Rangers supporters have been pretty despondent in the Transfer Tavern in the last few days after seeing their side’s 100% start to 2018 come to an end courtesy of a 2-1 defeat at home to Hibernian on Saturday.
Graeme Murty’s men went into their clash with the Edinburgh-based outfit having won all three of their matches in the New Year, with successes over Aberdeen, Ross County, and Fraserburgh increasing the optimism levels among our resident Gers fans in the Tavern. However, they were brought back down on Saturday as goals from John McGinn and Jamie MacLaren sandwiched a Sean Goss free-kick to seal the three points for Neil Lennon’s side, thus leaving Rangers six points adrift of Aberdeen in second place.
Subsequently, there have been many frustrated and disappointed Gers supporters in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are already trying to forget about Saturday’s clash and instead focus their attentions on their side’s trip to Partick Thistle this evening.
And while some are focusing on the short-term, others are already thinking about the long-term and indeed the summer transfer window, with several of our resident Rangers fans suggesting that their side should make a move for West Brom midfielder James Morrison at the end of the season.
The 31-year-old has been at the Hawthorns since 2007 and in that time has made 317 appearances for the Baggies, scoring 39 goals and laying on 36 assists along the way.
But with his contract up at the end of the current campaign, and the man himself reportedly a boyhood Rangers fan, he could be the ideal summer signing for Murty and the Scottish giants in their quest to bridge the gap to Old Firm rivals Celtic.
Ultimately, the Scotland international would bring vast amounts of experience to the Gers midfield, having played over 300 times at Premier League level during his career, as well as 46 times for his country.
He would also bring genuine midfield quality as the 31-year-old is renowned for his long range efforts and his deadly set piece delivery, while he has also proven his worth at patrolling the midfield and creating opportunities for the forward players.
More importantly though, having supported Rangers during his life, Morrison will know what it means to the supporters for the Gers to be successful again in Scottish football – they need and demand that their team are challenging for major honours.
Back in 2011, the 31-year-old admitted that he would one day like to play for the Scottish giants, and with his time possibly up at West Brom, now could be that chance to get a fresh start at the club he has followed down the years.
And with the amount of quality, experience, and passion for the club that Morrison would likely bring, Murty’s men should seek to land the £4.5 million-rated ace (as per Transfermarkt) during the summer.
Rangers fans… what do you think? Let us know!