Three former Rangers youngsters Gerrard should bring back in January

Former England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard smiles as he holds up a Rangers scarf in the trophy room as he is unveiled as Rangers' new manager at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland...

Scottish Premiership giants Rangers have let a number of talented youngsters leave Ibrox, including midfielders at Stoke City and Brentford.

Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers gives instructions during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Villarreal CF and Rangers at Estadio de la Ceramica on September 20, 2018 in...

Charlie Adam is desperate for a second spell at Rangers but he isn't the only former player who Steven Gerrard should consider bringing back.

With Kyle Lafferty and Allan McGregor sealing emotional returns to Ibrox in 2018, the Glasgow giants certainly have a history when it comes to welcoming back familiar faces.

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Charlie Adam

Rangers' midfielder Charles Adam celebrates after scoring during the Stuttgart (GER) vs Rangers (SCO) group E Champions League football match in Stuttgart 27 November 2007.     AFP PHOTO...

Now, 32-year-old Adam has hardly hidden the fact that he’d jump at the chance to secure a second spell at Ibrox. The boyhood Rangers fanatic has been at Blackpool, Liverpool and Stoke since he moved south of the border almost a decade ago but would love things to come full circle.

Out of favour at Stoke, Gary Rowett has admitted that he’ll let Adam leave in January and the Scot’s experience and expert distribution should give Steven Gerrard, his former Liverpool team-mate, something to consider.

Craig Halkett

Back in November, Halkett admitted that he was flattered by suggestions that Rangers should look to bring him back to Glasgow, three years after he joined Livingston on a free transfer, as reported by the Sunday Post.

Craig Halkett of Livingston during a pre-season friendly match between Livingston FC and Sunderland AFC at the Almondvale Stadium on July 12, 2017 in Livingston, Scotland.

Livi, like Halkett, have gone from strength to strength ever since, sealing a return to the Scottish Premiership via successive promotions while the 23-year-old has been arguably the most impressive defender in the top flight in the first half of 2018/19.

With Joe Worrall only on loan from Nottingham Forest and Connor Goldson’s form declining of late, Halkett would be a terrific addition capable of shoring up an often shaky Rangers back-line.

Lewis Macleod

Rangers earned £850,000 when they sold Macleod to Brentford back in January 2015. But money isn’t everything and it seems that The Gers are more than aware that they should have given the Lanarkshire-born midfielder more of a chance.

The Sun believes that Rangers will look to bring Macleod back to Ibrox in early 2019 and, with the 24-year-old rejecting a contract at Griffin Park, The Bees may be forced to cash in or face losing their key man on a free at the end of the season.

Macleod has been in impressive form in the Championship this season and his energy and composure in possession would make him a good fit for Gerrard’s midfield.

Lewis MacLeod scores for Rangers during the Scottish League Cup Quarter final between Rangers and St Johnstoneat Ibrox Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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