Why Rangers must strengthen in January to solve this problem area
COMMENT By Dominic Toner
Rangers should attempt to sign a new striker during the January transfer window to help their problems in front of goal.
The Gers are currently crying out for a prolific goalscorer and manager Mark Warburton needs to address the situation while he can.
The Ibrox club have scored just 28 goals in their 21 league goals this season and have struggled to record comfortable victories, winning just three matches by a two-goal margin or better.
In comparison, league leaders Celtic have netted 54 goals in 20 games and have the luxury of both in-form strikers Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths.
Rangers’ forwards have not been in great form this season, with 37-year-old Kenny Miller the best of the bunch.
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The veteran striker has scored five goals and all of them have come in the league, while team-mate Joe Garner has just three.
Miller can’t be relied upon to lead the line every week and Garner has been a major disappointment since his summer arrival.
The Gers also have Martyn Waghorn in their ranks, but he has been unable to recapture the form he showed in their promotion last season.
The 26-year-old has shown his quality in the League Cup, but has managed just three goals in 15 league appearances and he is yet to complete 90 minutes in it.
Rangers also have promising striker Joe Dodoo and he has looked exciting off the bench, but the 21-year-old is not the calibre of player that should be leading the club’s attack.
Warburton needs to prioritise a new forward this January to help improve their record in front of goal as they could risk losing second to Aberdeen if they don’t have a recognised scorer.
In other Rangers news, Peter Lovenkrands claims that the club’s 26-year-old is the solution for them.