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After Arfield signs, Rangers must seal swoop for defender from relegated English club
Incoming Rangers manager Steven Gerrard landed the first new signing of his reign as boss at Ibrox on Monday when the Gers confirmed the arrival of Burnley’s Scott Arfield on a four-year-deal – and the Light Blues should launch a move to bring Barnsley defender Liam Lindsay to Ibrox.
The 22-year-old has enjoyed an impressive first season at Oakwell, despite suffering relegation from the English Championship, after making the move south from Partick Thistle and his form in the Championship has continued to win rave reviews.
Lindsay was the only non-Celtic or Aberdeen player to make last season’s (2016/17) Scottish Premiership Team of the Year and many were surprised when he didn’t earn a call-up to Scotland manager Alex McLeish’s squad for the summer friendlies with Peru and Mexico.
Lindsay can still become a much better player as he continues to develop but has shown over the last few seasons that he would be a strong addition to the Gers backline.
Gerrard quite simply needs defenders – Russell Martin and David Bates are already leaving one of the worst defences in the top-flight – and only has eight weeks until the competitive action gets back underway.
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Lindsay on his own certainly won’t be the answer to the Gers’ defensive woes but bringing the 22-year-old back to Scottish football as part of a massive overhaul of the Ibrox defence would go a long way to helping Gerrard close the gap on bitter rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premiership.
In other Rangers news, Scott Arfield is looking forward to life at Ibrox