Rangers boss Gerrard 'over the moon' as SPFL rule change floated - Kenny
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard wants the SPFL to increase matchday squad size – and that shows he’s “over the moon” with his depth.
So says ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Gerrard’s recent comments.
Speaking to Rangers TV after his side thumped Livingston 3-0 on 31st July, Gerrard said of the current squad size limit: “the rule needs to change.”
Teams in the SPFL are currently allowed to name seven substitutes on matchdays and Gerrard called it “tough” to leave players out of the 18.
Kenny claims that the manager wants to see the permitted squad size increased because he has a deep well of talent from which to draw.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “He must be over the moon with the squad depth he has.
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“Some managers have only got an 18-man squad that they are happy with and then it’s all kids after that.
“But Gerrard isn’t saying that and it proves he has got the players who he could put on that bench who can change games.
“I’m sure that’s why he’s come out with this proposal. It will be one to watch to see if that happens because it makes sense.
“With fatigue and stuff, it’s understandable because we’re still feeling the knock-on from the pandemic.“
SPFL clubs chose to pivot back to the customary three substitutions for this season.
Teams were permitted five substitutions and nine players on the bench in the pandemic-stricken the 2020-21 campaign.
In other news, Rangers backed to land near-£14million windfall after Sky update.