Gerrard has shining light in 20-year-old as Rangers eye up top flight revolution
The revolution at Rangers is underway thanks to the arrival of Steven Gerrard, but it will take more than one man to change the shape of Scottish football next season.
The Light Blues are fighting a battle just to finish second to fierce rivals Celtic, who have as tight a grip over the rest of the league as any side has in the history of football north of the border.
A second placed finish would at least represent an improvement on last season’s third, but that is not what the top brass at Ibrox are aiming for – they want success and glory, to be the team that topple the Hoops from their mighty pedestal at the top.
So what do the Gers need to close the gulf between Celtic and the rest of Scotland?
Firstly, and perhaps most obviously, Gerrard needs backing in the transfer market, for the quality of the squad is simply nowhere near good enough to tackle the Hoops – as evidenced in the recent Old Firm clashes.
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Secondly, the Light Blues need a resolute, never say die attitude from each and every of their players – and if they are not willing to give it their all, then there should be no place in the Ibrox dressing room for them.
Really, Gerrard should be looking at the comments made by Ross McCrorie and demanding that every of his men follow the 20-year-old’s lead.
The youngster told the Scotsman: “I will play wherever he wants me to play and see what happens.
“It is a motivation for everyone to show the new manager coming in that they are worthy of a place in the team next season. But it is Rangers Football Club and everyone should be motivated to go into every game and win, regardless.”
Perhaps being a graduate of the youth system has helped McCrorie understand the demands of being a Rangers star, but any which way, the rest of his team should be following his lead as a shining light.
The Gers are facing a tough battle to topple the champions, but with Gerrard having every of his men pulling in the same direction, they can kickstart the revolution.
In other Rangers news, Gerrard holds talks with Mark Allen about Rangers changes ahead of busy summer.