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Rangers should reconsider move for Martin Olsson

Martin Olsson of Swansea City in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Preston North End at the Liberty Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Left-back is a clear area of concern for Rangers.

Borna Barisic of Rangers looks on prior to the Ladbrookes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and St Johnstone at Ibrox Stadium on February 16, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

It is still early in the season, but left-back appears a real concern for Rangers.

Borna Barisic has looked shaky when selected by Steven Gerrard, and at the weekend it was Jon Flanagan who got the start.

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Neither Flanagan and Andy Halliday are naturals at the position, and it might be time for Rangers to reconsider Martin Olsson.

 

The Scottish Sun reported in June that Rangers were taking an interest in Olsson.

The Sweden international remains a free agent, and now could be the moment to bring him in for extra competition.

Olsson has been battling back from an injury suffered last year at Swansea City, and he will have to prove himself all over again.

Martin Olsson of Swansea City in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Leeds United at the Liberty Stadium on August 21, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Given Barisic's form and Rangers' lack of options, the Ibrox side have little to lose by rolling the dice on Olsson.

At this stage of the summer, Olsson may be prepared to accept lower wages than he would have demanded in June.

If Steven Gerrard feels Olsson isn't right, he should still continue to explore his options and leave no stone unturned in trying to fix the position at this late stage in the transfer window.

Martin Olsson of Swansea City speaks with Timm Klose of Norwich City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Norwich City at the Liberty Stadium on November 24, 2018...

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