By Russell Edge

10th Apr, 2018 | 4:55pm

Rangers can solve big issue with top flight freebie - still has Cummings and co in his pockets


If there was one position in which Rangers were to strengthen this summer, then the majority of fans would say that the heart of defence would be the priority.

The Light Blues have struggled at the back with the likes of David Bates, Danny Wilson and Ross McCrorie forced to sit out through injury, while those who have been in the first team have enjoyed varying degrees of success.

Fabio Cardoso has been something of a flop, Russell Martin has had a mixed time since arriving at Ibrox on loan from Norwich City, and the verdict is still out over Bruno Alves, with his vast experience accompanied by a series of errors since his summer capture.

As such, Graeme Murty has a big issue to deal with when the current campaign comes to an end and the transfer window opens, and fans will be expecting to see improvements to their current options.

However, with a limited budget, just who should they be targeting.

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Well, they could well secure an absolute bargain for a man who had Jason Cummings and the rest of the Rangers attack in his pocket just a couple of weeks ago.

Newcastle United’s 22-year-old Stuart Findlay has confirmed that he will be leaving the Magpies when his contract runs out at the end of the season, and after spending the season in Scotland’s top flight with Kilmarnock this season, he already knows what it takes to succeed north of the border.

Among his 30 appearances for Killy have been three clashes against the Gers, with a draw and two victories, including playing the full 90 minutes in their 1-0 win at Ibrox in mid-March, keeping the Bears’ attack quiet at the heart of defence.

He knows what it takes to beat the Light Blues, so with a free transfer on the cards, he should certainly be looked at as an option moving forward.

In other Rangers news, the club are facing an anxious wait over one of their star men after an official move was launched.

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