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Steven Gerrard expecting more arrivals at Rangers as he looks to boost squad

By July 7, 2018No Comments

Steven Gerrard will do more business in the coming weeks as he looks to finalise his Rangers squad.

The new Gers boss has already made seven signings since taking over in June but is still keen to bolster his options.

Defensive arrivals Allan McGregor, Jon Flanagan, Nikola Katic and Connor Goldson all played in the 6-0 win over Bury at Ibrox on Friday night, while Scott Arfield was on the scoresheet twice.

Gerrard has been linked with a move for Roma striker Umar Sadiq to provide competition for Alfredo Morelos, and he hinted that there could be movement on a deal in the near future.

“At the moment he is still a Roma player but it has been well documented that I am a fan, but it’s just a case of watch this space,” he said.

On the prospect of further movement, he added: “It is difficult to say whether it will be done before the first leg (of Europa League qualifying on Thursday), but we will be doing more business.”

Meanwhile Wes Foderingham looks like he could be on his way out of the club as Gerrard weighs up his goalkeeping options.

The arrival of McGregor, the continued development of Robby McCrorie and presence of Jak Alnwick in the squad mean they are top-heavy on goalkeepers and Foderingham could be forced to move on if he wishes to get regular game time, with Gerrard hinting as much.

He said: “I don’t have a number one or number two or three, I have three excellent goalkeepers with decent experience.

“I thought it was very decent to get Robbie a feel of the atmosphere because he’s got a bright future.

“I have three fantastic goalkeepers but somewhere down the line one of them is not going to be happy, and there is nothing I can do about that.

“At some point one of them won’t be around because three top goalies don’t go and I will have to make a difficult decision.”