By Danny Wright

14th Dec, 2017 | 12:09pm

Rangers have dropped huge transfer clanger, Mark Allen must be sacked after deal confirmed

COMMENT

Rangers have missed out on signing a striker that could easily have reshaped the fortunes of the Ibrox club – and director of football Mark Allen must be sacked for it.

It was confirmed by Preston on their official Twitter account on Thursday that they have agreed the signing of Louis Moult from Motherwell, a player who was a previous target of Rangers.

The Scottish Sun has previously reported that the Light Blues were in pursuit of Moult, but had decided to cool their interest ahead of the January transfer window.

Now, with Graeme Murty revealing that Allen is in charge of the January transfers next month, the Gers have missed out on someone who is a guaranteed source of goals in the Scottish Premiership and would have easily helped close up the gap to Celtic.

Allen has a dropped a huge transfer clanger by not reaching out to sign Moult, especially as the 25-year-old was out of contract at the end of the season and was available at a cut-price fee.

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The Herald has claimed that Preston have parted with just £450,000 to snap up the former Wrexham forward – an absolute steal when you consider how much the Gers wasted on the likes of Eduardo Herrera and Carlos Pena in the summer.

The Daily Mail has reported that Herrera, as well as Pena and Bruno Alves, could be leaving Ibrox in January, so the fact that Rangers may have an opening in the striker department suggests that Moult is actually someone they could be in need of.

David King has no option but to take drastic action after this blunder in the market, and Allen simply has to go.

In other Rangers news, this BBC Sport pundit has slammed this Gers attacker for his performance against Hibernian.

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