On Thursday afternoon, Glasgow Rangers confirmed that Greg Stewart has signed a two-year-deal at Ibrox, ending speculation over the attacker joining the Scottish side.

The gifted forward’s deal means he joins up with Steven Gerrard’s side in time for pre-season training.

Rangers return to training next week before flying to Portugal for their nine-day camp ahead of their pre-season busy program.

With no transfer fee involved and no big risk at stake, Gerrard wanted the two-footed, 29-year-old versatile player in his squad for next season.

If Rangers get through to the Europa League group stages, they will need a large squad to compete successfully in the SPFL and all the cup games.

Stewart plays in a variety of positions – on either wing, midfield, forward or sitting behind the striker.

Rangers have signed a tried-and-tested experienced SPFL player, and Stewart certainly has enough talent and ability to make an impact at Ibrox. 

In his two seasons with Dundee, Stewart scored 32 goals and contributed with 27 other assists in his 84-game successful period at Dens Park.

The left footed midfield / striker was also effective during his six months at Kilmarnock, when he scored eight goals and provided seven assists in 16 games.

New Scotland manager Steve Clarke rated Stewart very highly during his time in Ayrshire, and knows how to get the best out of good players.

Can Gerrard continue to get goals and assists out of Stewart with Rangers, and perhaps improve the goalscoring attacking midfield player?

The idea is for Gerrard and his coaches at the Hummel Training Centre to get the best of the players, if they show effort, work ethic and practice.

Stewart is a skillful player who joins winger Jake Hastie and wide man Jordan Jones at Rangers this summer, while Steven Davis made his loan deal from Southampton into a permanent move.

A weakness for Rangers was dropping points too often by drawing games they should have won last season. Will Stewart, Jones or Hastie make the difference?

With more creative and attacking options available to Gerrard, he is trying to ensure those kind of results will not occur so frequently next term.

If any first-choice players are performing below their normal good form, Gerrard can seemingly send a few players on to change Rangers’ fortunes.

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