Rangers Unlikely to Pursue New Striker in January, Says BBC Sport Pundit

In the lead-up to the January transfer window, speculation has surrounded Rangers’ potential moves for new strikers. However, according to football pundit Jim Duffy, the Scottish club is unlikely to make a move if Kemar Roofe returns to full fitness.

Duffy, who shared his insights on the matter with Clyde1 and was reported by the Daily Record on November 18, believes that Rangers’ current squad, especially with Roofe back in action, may not necessitate the addition of another striker. He stated, “Philippe Clement to me looks like the type of manager who would play a 4-2-3-1 which is what it looks at this moment in time.”

Duffy acknowledged the possibility of tactical adjustments but emphasized the importance of giving the new manager, Clement, time to assess the existing squad. Clement recently took over from Michael Beale, and Duffy pointed out, “You have to give people time to assess things, and Clement has only been in the door a few weeks.”

The BBC Sport commentator went on to explain that Clement would likely evaluate the squad’s balance and identify areas that need strengthening before making any decisions in the January window. However, Duffy expressed skepticism regarding the need for another striker, stating, “Whether that is another striker, I’d be surprised. If Kemar Roofe gets himself in a position where he can contribute week in week out – which won’t happen with the boy sadly – but if he can be a part of the options he’d like, I can’t see Rangers bringing in another striker in January.”

This insight from Duffy provides fans and observers with a perspective on Rangers’ potential transfer moves and sheds light on the considerations the manager may have in shaping the team for the upcoming matches. As the January transfer window approaches, only time will tell whether Rangers will indeed refrain from pursuing a new striker or if circumstances on the field prompt a change in their transfer strategy.