Will Steven Gerrard’s revolution at Glasgow Rangers secure some silverware this season, after bringing in a glut of new players at the Ibrox outfit?
10 Transfers in: Jordan Jones, Greg Stewart, Steve Davis, Filip Helander, Jake Hastie, Joe Aribo, George Edmundson, Sheyi Ojo, Brandon Barber and Andy King.
Players out: Lee Wallace, Daniel Candeias, Jordan Rossiter, Jason Holt, Ryan Hardie, Lee Hodson, Gareth McAuley, Joe Dodoo, Myles Beerman, Kyle Bradley, Liam Burt, Kyle Lafferty, Scott Gray, Jay Mack, Andy Dallas and Jak Alnwick.
More Rangers players like Graham Dorrans, Eros Grezda and Jamie Murphy could leave over the next couple of weeks as the Gers manager wants to only bring in quality.
Adding Helander and Edmundson should ensure Rangers have dependable central defenders, when you add the pair to Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic.
In 2016 Andy King was a crucial central midfield Premier League winner with Leicester and has signed for Rangers 55th title push after ex- Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers gave the Welsh midfielder his blessing for the move.
His full squad consists of:
Goalkeepers – McGregor, Foderingham, Firth.
Defenders – Tavernier, Polston, Goldson, Katic, Edmundson, Helander, Barisic, Flanagan, Halliday
Midfielders – Arfield, Aribo, Davis, Jack, Kamara, Docherty, King
Wingers – Jones, Ojo, Hastie, Barber
Forwards – Morelos, Defoe, Stewart
This Sunday offers Gerrard the opportunity to try a few things out against East Fife in the BetFred League Cup.
How would the Rangers team cope without Goldson, Tavernier, Jack, Arfield and Morelos for a start?
Experiment with a 3-1-4-2:
Katic, Edmundson, Helander:
Hastie, Docherty, Aribo, Barber:
Subs: Ojo, Polster, Barisic, Halliday, Jones, Firth, King or McPake
The Legia Warsaw game in Poland is the bonus games for Rangers knocking out a strong Danish side 7-3 on aggregate.
Travelling to Poland will possibly enter the manager’s mind before picking his starting XI for the New Bayview Park tie this Sunday.
Being expected to win every week will be a different experience for all the new Rangers signings, but the majority have looked good in the pre-season ties.
Winning the league has to be the number one target this season. To stop Celtic making it nine in a row is what every Rangers fan is desperate to see.
Rangers finished nine points behind the champions last season because they couldn’t beat Kilmarnock, Aberdeen, Dundee, Livingston and Hibs often enough.
Gerrard’s new Gers side have to play consistency well, and turn draws into wins if they have any chance of lifting medals and cups this year.