Possible Rangers Lineup Fitting In 6 New Signings
Rangers’ summer recruitment drive has been impressive with six new arrivals already. Pedro Caixinha is certainly wasting no time at all in improving the squad that struggled somewhat last term and it’s fair to say he is well on the way to achieving his goals.
Here’s how the Gers would probably line-up now if their recruitment stopped (though it certainly hasn’t!):
GK – Wes Foderingham
I wouldn’t be surprised if Rangers signed a new ‘keeper, but for now nobody in the squad is as good as Foderingham and he would continue as no.1.
RB – James Tavernier
The attacking right-back needs to get back to his goal scoring ways perhaps, other than that though his form remains solid and Caixinha has intimated publicly that he will be a part of the team going forward.
CB – Fabio Cardoso
The 23-year-old is a real improver and has signed a deal from Vitoria Setubal. Playing alongside his countryman may be the way Ranger start, though the likes of David Bates will quite rightly be pushing for starts.
CB – Bruno Alves
The 35-year-old brings huge experience to the Rangers back line and is likely to be used in all the big games.
LB – Lee Wallace
The skipper is still a popular figure at Ibrox and is likely to remain as a main part of the squad, mentoring Myles Beerman as he goes along.
CM – Ryan Jack
The new man from Aberdeen was hugely popular at Pittodrie and will be equally so at Ibrox. Looking to push into the Scotland squad over the next year, Jack will be Rangers’ linchpin this term.
CM – Dalcio
Another Benfica student, Dalcio’s coolness and composure on the ball will be a real change for Rangers fans and will be a joy to watch in the Scottish Premiership.
RW – Daniel Candeias
Having learned his trade at Benfica, Candeias arrives with the sort of pedigree not seen at Rangers for years. He is a welcome addition to their squad and sure to be a hit.
CAM – Kenny Miller
Enjoying a slightly more withdrawn role these days, Miller still keeps coming up with the goods and will be a vital part of the squad once again next season.
LW – Barrie McKay
More signings are sure and I would not be surprised if one is brought in for this position, but as of now I can see Caixniha giving McKay another chance out on the left.
ST – Alfredo Morelos
Newly signed from Helsinki, Morelos has a good record and is only just getting warmed up in his career. Rangers have been badly missing a proper goal scorer and the Colombian could be it.