Former Rangers winger Ted McMinn has explained in the Glasgow Evening Times what he sees as the main problem with the club’s interest in midfielder John Eustace.
The paper has suggested that the Gers are working on a deal to sign the experienced holding player, but McMinn feels Rangers boss Mark Warburton needs to be looking further ahead in terms of the players he’s looking to sign.
“I am not saying Eustace is a bad player. But there are players out there that can lead Rangers on and have a career there for three or four years,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“I think Mark should look beyond this season. If we do get into the Premiership, which we should, I don’t think Eustace will be used as much next season.”
A worthwhile gamble for Warburton
While there will be questions of Eustace’s fitness and longevity, there can’t be any doubt that his experience suggests he’s a worthwhile gamble for Warburton.
He’s a player who knows how to protect a defence, which will be important in terms of releasing the younger and more creative players to get forward and give the opposition a few headaches.
He’s also someone who can help the younger players in the squad in terms of offering advice and guidance over how they can become better players.
A needless gamble for Warburton
The case against Warburton going for Eustace is the one that McMinn himself pushes forward.
It is arguable that Eustace is already past his best and that the club could go after a player with more long term potential and someone who could form part of a spine running through the club for several seasons.
It will be interesting to see which way Warburton leans.