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12th Jun, 2018 | 4:17pm

Gerrard and Allen Rangers revolution looks to be built on this foundation


Rangers were far too soft in defence last season. They conceded far too many goals to make a title challenge to Celtic even a remote possibility.

Things could be different next season though, as director of football Mark Allen and Gers boss Steven Gerrard aim to build solid foundations at the back.

First came the return of vastly experienced goalkeeper Allan McGregor to Ibrox, who will fight it out with Wes Foderingham to be the Gers number one.

Most recently has come the signing of Croatian centre-back Nikola Katić on a four year deal from Slaven Belupo, in a deal which was announced a short time ago on the Gers website.

The 21-year-old, who stands at 6ft 4in, looks set to be a key man for the Gers going forward, and he could well be joined by Connor Goldson, who is expected to complete his move from Brighton to Ibrox in the next few days, as reported by the Evening Times.

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It will be important that the deal for Goldson is done as soon as possible, so he and Katic can get used to playing alongside each other before the real action begins.

With solid foundations at centre-back and in goals, Gerrard’s revolution now has a base to build upon, and it will be interesting to see which area of the side he elects to bring players in next.

Perhaps the more attacking full-back style of Declan John and James Tavernier will be replaced by more defensive full-backs, only time will tell.

In other Rangers news, the Gers could still sign a Liverpool winger 

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