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22nd Jan, 2018 | 2:07pm

Rangers short-term transfer policy is 100% the right call by Mark Allen

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Rangers manager Graeme Murty has, alongside director of football Mark Allen, embarked on a sizeable rebuild of his squad so far in the January transfer window – and it’s absolutely the right direction for the Gers to take right now.
The Ibrox giants have signed Sean Goss, Jamie Murphy, Jason Cummings and Russell Martin on short-term loans with deals in place for Murphy and Cummings to make their moves permanent in the summer.
While fans will always want good signings to be tied to the club on long-term deals, until there is some sort of clarity with who will be in the dugout next season, it would be crazy for the Gers to be bringing in players on three and four year contracts.
Graeme Murty has impressed in his stint in the hotseat – and is the likely choice to be manager come the first day of next season – but until he has a multi-year contract as manager taking a short-term approach is the only one which makes sense.
While the Gers have brought in players on loan so far, there have been attempts to make permanent signings – such as Hamilton’s Greg Docherty – who perhaps aren’t as likely to be regularly in the starting XI immediately.
If Murty somehow torpedoes his chances of landing the job beyond the end of the season then whoever comes in may want to bring his own players in and with the potential of coming in to a fairly bare squad in the summer would give any new manager a relatively blank canvas – for good or for bad – to work with.
It’s hardly an ideal situation for the Gers but it’s the best course now as the Ibrox giants look to finally get back to winning trophies.
In other Rangers news, an English club is interested in a swoop for this Gers defender after contract negotiations begin.
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