Wednesday, 20 March, 2019

Paul Cook reflects on Wigan Athletic’s tough 3-0 loss to Rangers

Firm bid Kyle Lafferty has been linked with Gers return Firm bid Kyle Lafferty has been linked with Gers return
Cassandra Castillo | 30 July, 2018, 13:55

Rangers maintain their momentum with a 3-0 win over Wigan Athletic in Sunday's pre-season friendly clash at Ibrox.

Rangers also had a chance to take the lead from the final meaningful act of the opening 45 minutes, only for Christian Walton to keep out James Tavernier's curled free kick.

Gerrard wants to sign another striker as well as a left-sided centre-half before their trip to Aberdeen this weekend.

Meanwhile, Rangers' move for Manchester City youngster Kean Bryan has hit a stumbling block.

"I have nothing to say about it".

Hearts claimed to have rejected a bid from Rangers of £200,000 for Lafferty on Thursday, but Gerrard said he was in the dark as to what progress was being made, if any, with a deal to bring the Northern Irishman back to his former club. The message to the team is don't wait for me for a rollicking at half time - do it yourselves before the game and start the game properly. "I am in a rush".

The Scottish Sun report that the Gers have pulled the plug on the deal after that process, meaning the £2.5m in wages that was planned to be spent on the 21-year-old will now be used in the hunt for another centre-back.

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Gerrard has already completed the signing of 10 new players and returning goalkeeper Allan McGregor has wasted no time in winning over the Liverpool legend.

He said: "Allan has been fantastic".

Steven Gerrard has expressed an interest in taking the Northern Ireland worldwide back to Ibrox, as he continues his revolution in a bid to lead the Gers back to the summit of football in Scotland.

"He makes sure his standards are top every day and I am absolutely delighted with him".

'He probably needs another two to three weeks to really sharpen up - he is probably 60 to 70 per-cent fit right now. We were organised, we were compact, we were getting close to the ball, we kept the ball, we were aggressive, we owned the pitch, we owned the stadium and we looked like a proper football team. I just like having three keepers I trust but, unfortunately, it's impossible to keep all three happy.

'So I was pleased with bits of his play today - but we are not going to see the real Sadiq for three or four weeks'.

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