Barry Ferguson Names Rangers Player Michael Beale Will Now Rely on ‘Big Time’

Barry Ferguson has expressed his belief that Michael Beale’s Rangers squad will heavily rely on the contribution of Tom Lawrence as they seek to kickstart their season. Lawrence joined the Ibrox ranks last summer but was plagued by an Achilles tendon injury that sidelined him for a substantial portion of the previous season. However, he has now made a triumphant return to action, playing the full 90 minutes in Rangers’ 2-0 victory over St Johnstone on Saturday, September 16.

Lawrence’s impressive performance upon his return, which included setting up Rabbi Matondo’s late goal, served as a powerful reminder to Rangers fans of the talent that prompted his signing last year. Barry Ferguson was effusive in his praise for Lawrence, underlining the critical role he can play in Rangers’ upcoming matches.

Speaking on the Go Radio Football Show Ferguson remarked, “I liked him when he was brought in last year, and we only saw him for a month or so, and he missed the rest of the season. He had a really good career down in England and is a really good football player. But he has got good experience as well; he is about 29 or 30. He knows the game inside out, and he is one player that Michael Beale will rely on big time.”

One of the primary criticisms of Michael Beale’s squad this season has been the perceived lack of quality from the new signings acquired during the summer transfer window. However, it’s important to consider that integrating nine new additions into a squad in a single window takes time and patience.

Despite his limited appearances for the Light Blues since joining last year, Lawrence’s wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of the game could prove invaluable to a team in the midst of finding their rhythm. As Rangers’ new signings adapt to their surroundings and teammates, Lawrence’s presence is set to be a guiding light, ensuring the squad finds their footing as they strive for success this season.