'Strange': Rangers fans react to signing Barrow goalkeeper Andy Firth

Rangers fans are seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Steven Gerrard's former Liverpool goalkeeper Andy Firth is joining him at Scottish Premiership powerhouses Rangers.

Liverpool goalkeeper Andy Firth instructs his team during the  Premier League International Cup match between Chelsea U21 and Liverpool U21 on September 11, 2015 in Aldershot, England.

Well it’s fair to say few saw this one coming.

After landing two Premier League veterans in Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis, then adding a pair of proven Scottish Premiership stars Glen Kamara and Jordan Jones, Rangers have completed their fifth signing of the January transfer window – non-league goalkeeper Andy Firth.


The 22-year-old shot-stopper has completed a move to Ibrox from Barrow AFC, signing an 18-month deal where he will re-unite with former Liverpool youth coach Steven Gerrard.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Andy Firth of Liverpool in action during the warm-up before the Manchester City v Liverpool Premier League 2 game at The Academy Stadium on October 28,...

Rangers fans have plenty of questions about the deal.

After all, the goalkeeping position is not one where Rangers are short of options. Allan McGregor, even at 36, has been outstanding this season with Wes Foderingham providing a high-quality back-up.

Young Robby McCrorie is highly-rated in Glasgow while New Zealand international Stefan Marinovic, who plays his football in the MLS with Vancouver Whitecaps, has also been on trial at Ibrox, according to Sky Sports.

Portugals Andre Silva (L) attacks New Zealands goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic (R back) supported by Michael Boxall (C) and Bill Tuiloma in their 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A football...

So where would Firth fit in?

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