Glasgow Rangers have been busy in the January transfer window and excited the fans by bringing in a host of new players so far this month.
Gers director of football Mark Allen has explained the club’s rhetoric and thinking in getting business conducted early in the window.
“It’s really helpful to get work on this front done early in the transfer window because it means we should be able to hit the ground running after the winter break,” he told the Rangers official website.
“I believe that is vitally important.”
The Rangers fans are totally delighted and surprised that star striker Jermain Defoe eventually decided to join the Ibrox club on an 18-month loan deal from Premier League side Bournemouth.
There is a genuine excitement regarding the thought of Defoe and Alfredo Morelos spearheading the Rangers attack and potentially running riot in the SPFL for the second part of the season.
If either are not performing on the day, Gerrard can replace one of them by introducing Kyle Lafferty to the Gers attack for a more-direct approach.
Rangers also have the benefit of signing returning midfield maestro Steven Davis back from Southampton. It’s a-six-month-loan to add to the array of Gerrard’s midfield options.
Allen claimed that “getting business done early will help Rangers for the rest of the season” – the supporters will hope this pans out.
Rangers should be able to hit the ground running, be quicker and sharper after the short break and then get back to training again in Tenerife.
The Light Blues have progressed steadily during the first half of the season and have improved enormously since appointing Gerrard in the summer.
But despite the unexpectedly good start to life under rookie manager Gerrard, Rangers knew they must strengthen even further to have any chance of dethroning Celtic from dominating all the domestic silverware.