Ally McCoist Has Identified Three Areas Rangers Need to Strengthen In

Philippe Clement is actively working to bolster the squad’s strength, with former manager and Ibrox hero Ally McCoist emphasizing the critical need for improvement in three specific positions. McCoist insists that any new additions must be capable of enhancing the starting XI for the team.

Clement has already secured the loan signing of forward Fabio Silva from Wolves and expressed his determination to make two or three more acquisitions during the ongoing transfer window. McCoist, however, stresses the importance of prioritizing quality over quantity to ensure a substantial boost for the team in the second half of the season.

Speaking on talkSPORT, McCoist pinpointed the areas he believes require reinforcement, stating, “Rangers have got to strengthen. The centre forward area is a concern with Danilo being out injured. Wide areas certainly need strengthening and probably another midfielder.”

While acknowledging the defensive situation, McCoist downplayed its priority, saying, “At the back, Tavernier’s return has been ridiculous. Yilmaz was nearly away to Verona, but that seems to be on hold. So it doesn’t look like there’s going to be a lot of changes defensively, and I don’t think defense is a priority for Rangers. The goalkeeper has been out of this world.”

Expressing his preference for the transfer window, McCoist emphasized the importance of bringing in players who can immediately contribute to the starting lineup. He stated, “They could do with strengthening in the middle of the park and certainly centre forward and the wide areas. I don’t think they’ll get three. But the most important thing is, if they do bring anybody in, they’re far better bringing in two that go straight into the team than four for the squad. They need starters.”

McCoist believes that the outcome of the title race between Rangers and Celtic could hinge on the productivity of their respective transfer windows. Reflecting on the recent Old Firm game, he commented, “Whoever had the best window could win the league. They (Rangers) win the next two games in hand and the next game against Celtic then anything can happen.”

While refusing to rule out Rangers’ chances in the title race, McCoist stressed the pivotal nature of the upcoming fixtures, asserting, “I would never say they’re out of it or they won’t win it. But it’s pivotal and it would be a massive feather for them and a real, real boost.”