Glasgow Rangers were experiencing trouble in the final third, with suspensions to Alfredo Morelos and a Jermain Defoe injury.
With the January transfer window closing, the answer was landing Florian Kamberi on loan from Hibs.
Out-of-favour Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty was sent to Easter Road in exchange for the attacker, with the deals running until the end of the 2019-20 campaign.
Steven Gerrard and his Gers scouting team were apparently impressed by the 25-year-old Albanian international and swooped to secure his services.
When Rangers signed Kamberi on the last night of the January transfer window, a section of the Ibrox faithful were sceptical.
Watching recent Rangers v Hibernian games, I would be a liar if I said he impressed me.
It’s fair to say that he has changed the minds of many pundits, and most of the Gers supporters, with his attitude and obvious talent.
If Gerrard wants to keep Kamberi, he’ll probably find the Hibs board extremely difficult to deal with.
With no option-to-buy clause for him, it’s doesn’t look viable unless the Easter Road side are anxious to retain the tenacious Docherty, from Ibrox.
Kamberi has only featured in two of Gerrard’s starting XIs out of a possible seven. But has impressed almost everyone when coming into the action from the Rangers bench.
The goal he scored at St Johnstone in the 2-2 draw was a fabulous strike into the corner of the net.
With Defoe fit again and Morelos the first-choice striker, it’s difficult for Kamberi to start many games – cameo opportunities from the bench are his best chance.
Morelos has only scored once in his last 11 games, and is not used to playing alongside another striker. He’s a top player, but too greedy on occasions.
Depending on what happens with the Colombian in the summer and what attitude Hibs have, Kamberi could well be a shrewd permanent addition at Rangers this summer.
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