Barry Ferguson: This is the real worry about the Rangers squad

Barry Ferguson believes there is no one who can change a game in an instant in the Rangers squad.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Ferguson has admitted that the lack of a game changer is a real worry for Rangers as they look to secure promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

The former midfielder said: “Under normal circumstances, Rangers would be massive favourites to beat Queens but the lack of a game changer is a real worry. Yes, they are minus a maverick who can turn a match on it’s head with one piece of brilliance.

“But they do have people like Jig [Lee McCulloch] and Kenny Miller who have been there before.”

There is no special player in the Rangers side, although young midfielder Tom Walsh is starting to look as if he may be able to have a creative spark in his precocious abilities.

There is something very mechanical about the way they win games, and even the impressive goalscoring feats from Haris Vuckic appear more from hard work than natural talent.

Over the course of a season, this is a good way to secure a number of good results, as it guarantees consistency and a high placing in the league table. However, the Light Blues are going to have to put up with the play-offs after the final game of the season, and the lottery of those games means that one moment of individual brilliance can be enough to decide a promotion ending season.

Rangers do not have that player, but they do have veterans of Scottish football who may be good enough to see the club over the line and into the top flight.

It may be through efficiency, rather than talent and brilliance, but at the end of the day, if a path to the Premiership is found, no one will care that Rangers’ squad does not have a game changer in it.

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