Ross Wilson is ready to make an early mark at Rangers by securing multiple new signings in January, Football Insider understands.
The new director of football is not expecting to oversee the kind of drastic overhaul implemented by his predecessor Mark Allen in the previous winter windows.
But Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Wilson is setting his sights on handing manager Steven Gerrard a number of new players who can boost the club’s title pursuit.
The early signs are that Rangers and Celtic could go head to head right until the end of the season in what is shaping up to be the most exciting title race in a decade.
As reported by Football Insider earlier this week Wilson will focus far more on lifting standards of player recruitment and on quality rather than quantity.
One of his early targets is providing Gerrard with greater attacking firepower.
Top of the former Southampton recruitment chief’s January target list is a winger who can play on the right flank, and the possibilities of loan and permanent signings will be explored.
Rangers recruited Sheyi Ojo on loan from Liverpool during the summer and he has been a regular starter, but they are keen on more options on that flank.
Daniel Candeias was sold in the summer after being a mainstay on the right wing for the previous two seasons, when he formed a strong alliance on and off the pitch with Alfredo Morelos.
Wilson is set to use his connections and knowledge built up during four years at Southampton and previous spells at Watford, Huddersfield and Falkirk to evolve and improve the playing staff.