Glasgow Rangers chiefs Steve Gerrard and Mark Allan have signed 11 new players over the course of the summer, with the new faces listed below:
Jordan Jones, Greg Stewart, Steve Davis, Filip Helander, Jake Hastie, Joe Aribo, George Edmundson, Sheyi Ojo, Brandon Barber, Andy King and Ryan Kent.
However, when you look at the Rangers team Gerrard picks for the big games, very few of the newbies look set to actually make his starting XI.
Sweden international centre-back Filip Helander has played 10 times for his country and only twice for Rangers so far, but he can’t get a start because of Nikola Katic’s brilliant displays.
Gerrard bought George Edmundson to Ibrox, who has an excellent long-term career at Rangers. It is only a matter of time before he makes it at Ibrox – he has fantastic potential.
They signed promising 20-year-old winger Jake Hastie from Motherwell for a compensation fee and they have placed him with Rotherham United on loan, to gain more first team football.
Sheyi Ojo is on a one-year loan deal and is potentially a great player, but he needs more experience with Rangers and seems to blow hot and cold.
Now that Ryan Kent has returned to the Ibrox club on a permanent deal, it’s just what the Rangers supporters were praying for but it makes the team harder to break into for the other signed wingers.
I can see Joe Aribo and Kent forming a great partnership on the left-hand side of the new Rangers line-up.
The Europa League group stages have already been reached without Kent, but he should give the team a better cutting edge to their attacking options.
Rangers are also four points better off in the SPFL, than they were at the same stage last season, so that should also be a pleasant bonus for Kent to come back to.