Rangers director of football Mark Allen will have to go out and buy at least one or two new forwards in the summer transfer window with Kenny Miller’s contract expiring, Jason Cummings’ loan coming to an end and speculation swirling about Alfredo Morelos.
Add to that Eduardo Herrera’s situation at Ibrox suggesting that he would be offloaded and the Light Blues may find themselves having to assemble a completely new strike force.
As the Gers may have to work on a limited budget, Allen should look into the free market and seal a swoop for nine-times Scotland international Jamie Mackie after it was confirmed that by QPR on Friday that he will leave at the end of the campaign.
The London club announced on their official Twitter account that Mackie, 32, will exit Loftus Road and will then be available for free.
📝 Ian Holloway has confirmed Jamie Mackie and James Perch are set to leave #QPR this summer.
— QPR FC (@QPR) April 6, 2018
Though Mackie is not of the quality of say Morelos or Cummings, he would be an excellent player to have in the squad to have an impact in the latter stages of games off the bench.
The former Nottingham Forest striker is known for his explosive pace and never-say-die attitude.
Rangers are missing players like that with the squad full of players who become anonymous in games.
For what Mackie does not posses in technical qualities, he more than makes up for in sheer graft and team work and for the price of absolutely nothing, the attacker will be a perfect replacement for someone like Miller.
In other Rangers news, Celtic are in the running to sign this former Light Blues player in a shock summer transfer.