By Tom Blackburn
Ex-Rangers striker Colin Stein is convinced the club need to sign a new striker for their Scottish Premiership assault.
Joe Dodoo is the club’s only fit available striker after last season’s top scorer Maryn Waghorn suffered a hamstring injury in their opener against Hamilton on the weekend.
Stein is concerned that Waghorn will be absent until October and has urged his former club to reinforce their front line.
“Its a big blow to lose Waghorn,” Stein told the Daily Record. “You can’t come back too quickly from a hamstring injury, so it will be at least four to six weeks.
“The last thing you want as a striker is to miss the start of the season.
“He has scored again, so he was pumped up about that, then you can see how upset he was when he had to come off.
“He scored a lot of goals last year. Its bad news for Rangers and they will need to find back-up.
“I have not seen Joe Dodoo play yet but I would imagine he would come in against Peterhead.
“It would be a nice introduction for him. No disrespect to Peterhead but it is a good game for Dodoo to com in to.”
Waghorn had an excellent 2015-16 season, topping the Rangers’ scoring charts with 20 in the league and 28 in all competitions.
Dodoo joined Rangers on a four-year contract in July after quitting Leicester and told Sky Sports that he has no intention of warming the bench at his new club.
The attacker made one league appearance for Leicester last season, as they stunned the football world to lift the Premier League title.
The former England Under-18 international also starred for Claudio Ranieri’s side in the Capital One Cup, and notched an impressive hat-trick against Bury, the club he would later join on a one-month loan deal.