By Danny Wright

16th Dec, 2017 | 10:47am

Chris Sutton baffled by 'odd' Rangers transfer decision

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes that Rangers have made an “odd” decision in letting director of football Mark Allen take charge of transfers in January.

Ibrox interim manager Graeme Murty has revealed that while the Gers board search for a new permanent manager, Allen will be handling all ins and outs while Murty lets him know what is needed in the squad.

Rangers have been searching for a new manager since the end of October when Pedro Caixinha was sacked and after being snubbed by No 1 target Derek McInnes, they have since decided that Murty will remain in charge until at least the end of December.

However with January looming and with the Rangers squad in need of strengthening, Sutton has claimed that it was a strange decision to let Allen take full control of transfers.

“January is an interesting month isn’t it because, would they trust Graeme Murty be trusted to bring players in,” said Sutton on BT Sport’s official Facebook account.

When told that it was confirmed by Murty that Allen will take charge of transfers, Sutton added: “So you’re saying Mark Allen would bring players in over the manager’s head, even if it is Murty [in charge]? That seems odd to me.”

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The Light Blues have certainly shown signs of improvements under Murty’s caretaker leadership but it still seems like there are some big problems with the squad that Caixinha assembled in the summer.

A wave of injuries has recently struck the Gers midfield, leaving Murty with the tough task of fielding a strong enough side to maintain a challenge at the top end of the Scottish Premiership.

In other Rangers news, Neil Lennon has made a bold claim about the Gers.

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