Leeds United

Kevin Campbell has hailed Steven Gerrard’s “great mindset” after the Rangers manager hinted at more signings this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker said the 40-year-old “needs to be ruthless” in the transfer market and improve the areas of his side which are weak.

Speaking to Sky Sports during the Gers’ title celebrations last weekend, Gerrard said recruitment will be “key” this summer as the club “cannot stand still.”

The Light Blues have already confirmed the signing of Fashion Sakala this month on a four-year deal.

As quoted by The Guardian, Gerrard revealed earlier this month that he has had multiple conversations with Sir Alex Ferguson on the phone since taking over at Ibrox.

The ex-Man United boss was known for making ruthless decisions in the transfer market and most famously sold Jaap Stam two years after winning the treble in 1999-2000.

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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if it sounds like Gerrard has picked up this trait from his former rival, Campbell said:

“It is a great mindset to have and it’s quite likely something he picked up off of Ferguson.

“As a football club, when you are on top and you are winning it is so important to stay hungry. That is the management’s biggest challenge.

“Enjoy your success but never rest on your laurels. You need to always look at how to improve. That is how you keep your longevity.

“Steven Gerrard needs to be ruthless this summer. He needs to look at where his side are weak. Why did they get knocked out the cups? Why did they get knocked out the Europa League. It is so important to look at where it went pear-shaped.

“They need to bring in the right kind of players in the summer to make themselves stronger both domestically and in Europe.” 

In other news, McAvennie has blasted Rangers after a statement was issued over fan behaviour.