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17th Jun, 2018 | 1:17pm

'An absolute must' - Simon Donnelly reveals one area Rangers have to strengthen this summer

Former Celtic striker Simon Donnelly believes that the Hoops will be too strong for Steven Gerrard’s Rangers next season, but that hasn’t stopped him from identifying an area of the pitch the Gers must improve on.

Donnelly has made the claim that for the Gers to have any chance of putting up a challenge in the league next season Gerrard must bring in at least one other striker to help Alfredo Morelos.

“A striker is a priority for him. An absolute must” he said, as quoted by the Sunday Post.

“They only really have Alfredo Morelos as a No. 9 – and even then there is talk of him moving on for five or six milion.

“In order to give themselves a decent chance over a league programme of 38 games, Rangers need to find the very best proven goalscorer they can.

“In fact, they probably need to bring in two strikers.”

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Bizarrely enough, despite finishing last season in third place, the Gers were the top scorers in the Scottish Premiership table.

Football Insider verdict

You would have thought that after signing two centre-backs, Steven Gerrard would now move the position of striker to the top of his transfer wishlist. It seems unlikely that Jason Cummings will be returning to Ibrox, so the Gers do need to find someone to partner Alfredo Morelos. Of course the situation could change if a club made a big offer for Morelos but until then Gerrard and Mark Allen will be on the hunt for some goalscorers. It doesn’t have to be wholesale changes up-front, especially if Josh Windass manages to repeat his heroics of last season. But there does have to be at least one striker brought into Ibrox. The Gers do seem to be building a decent spine to their team under Gerrard and Allen, and the next logical conclusion is to bring in a player that can get the goals that can help the Gers make a sustained title challenge for the first time since their return to the Scottish Premiership.

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