Speaking to the official Rangers YouTube channel, Mark Warbuton has confirmed that he wants to bring in one or two more players in January, despite claims of his team being in a crisis far off the mark.
Warburton said: “I’m amazed that the word crisis is used when they’ve played 14, won 12, drawn two and lost a game of football. That’s not an arrogant way [of talking about the team]. The team are in good shape, the squad is more than strong enough. But when you enter February and March, and you have heavy pitches, injuries and suspensions, we have to make sure we have options. So we need one or two more players definitely. There’s no doubt about that.”
The Gers are certainly still sitting pretty at the top of the Scottish Championship table, leading the second division on goal difference from Hibs. They also have a game in hand over Hibs, and talk of a crisis seems far off the mark.
Results have been less impressive than they were at the beginning of the season, with not as many goals being scored as opposition teams sit deeper against them, but they have still only lost one league game this term.
Talk of a crisis is really not acceptable, but this has led Warburton to confirm that he definitely wants to sign ‘one or two’ players in January.
The manager wants to be able to deal with the upcoming post-Christmas months of the season, when injuries and suspensions will catch up with his team, by signing extra cover when the transfer window opens.
Central midfield and upfront are clear areas where more cover is needed, whilst a new centre-back would not go amiss given the questionable form of Danny Wilson.
There are no indications that Warburton has any targets lined up, but signings in January are to be expected at Ibrox.