Ibrox Exclusive: McNamara slams Rangers midfield, claims only one is the real deal
Jackie McNamara has claimed Rangers’ midfield is one-dimensional ahead of Sunday’s Old Firm showdown against Celtic.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the Hoops legend is unconvinced by the Ibrox players in the centre of the pitch and claimed they lack pace and creativity.
McNamara named January signing Glen Kamara as the only with the legs to get around the pitch and offer the pace needed at the top level.
Steven Gerrard’s side will come up against the likes of Scott Brown, Callum McGregor and Olivier Ntcham in Sunday’s clash, which is the first since Celtic secured an eighth consecutive title.
“Rangers have a lot of similar players in the midfield area, they’ve just re-signed [Steven] Davis, [Scott] Arfield, [Graham] Dorrans coming back, they’ve got Kamara in from Dundee, and [Ryan] Jack,” McNamara told Football Insider.
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“I don’t think there’s real creativity in there, or legs. The legs come from Kamara really, he’s the only one who has real powerful legs and pace in that area. The rest of them are tidy enough players, they’re good pros.”
Kamara was signed by Rangers from Dundee in January for just £50,000 after they brought forward a transfer initially agreed on a pre-contract deal.
Ex-West Brom midfielder Dorrans has missed most of the season through injury, while Ibrox academy product Ross McCrorie has also been used in a defensive midfield role.
Greg Docherty, 22, is set to return to Ibrox after completing a successful loan with Shrewsbury Town, where he was named the club’s player of the year.
In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED that the club are ready to hold talks over terminating the contract of 26-year-old.