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Guest Blog – Thomas Macfadyen

Rangers fan Thomas Macfadyen sets out his thoughts on what he wants to see from Rangers going forward – starting with a clear out. 

Hi my name is Thomas Macfadyen and this is my first blog here and I’m really honoured to be able to do this.

Recently I think the squad hasn’t really been up to the standards we expect from our club. Some of the players we have brought in during recent transfer windows have either been a waste of money or just too injury prone. Players like Tom Lawrence and Kemar Roofe were good signings but just far too susceptible to injuries. I personally think that Roofe is our best striker when we keep him fit. Lawrence just cant get a run of games.

So on that note this is a list of players I think we should let leave and some players we should bring in.

The first player I think needs to leave is Borna Barisic he has been a really good servant to the club but over the last two seasons his performances just haven’t been up to scratch. His crossing ability used to be superb and we could always rely on him but over the last year I cant think of one good cross that he has whipped in. We have a good replacement for him in the shape of Ridvan Yilmaz he is a really good young talent and I think if we start playing him more he will be an amazing player.

Ryan Jack is another one who I think needs to go. Again a really good servant to the club but too injury prone and hasn’t played enough games recently. There is no point in paying wages to someone that is never on the park. We have good players in our midfield like Nico Raskin and John Lundstram. Both of which are really strong players and are very reliable.

The first player I think we should bring in is someone who is already at the club on loan. Abdallah Sima. His stats speak for themselves 14 goals in 30 games in all competitions. That’s the best return we have had for a while from a winger. I think we need to pay whatever Brighton are asking because it would be a shame to see him go. Unfortunately we will lose him for a month in the new year due to AFCON. ( Africa cup of nations) I’m not too sure what the manager will do to cover for that but I think he might play Rabbi Matondo.

The second player we need to bring in is Lawrence Shankland. His numbers for Hearts are brilliant 15 goals in 25 games in all competitions this season. He has played and started in every game this season and has been involved in 58% of all of hearts goals this season. He has netted against both rangers and celtic and he just has something about him. He’s a really confident player and I think he would suit the managers style perfectly.

Someone else we need to let go Is Scott Wright. I just think he is not good enough for us. The only memorable moments that spring to mind are goals against hearts. One in the Scottish cup final two years ago and the exact same goal in the Viaplay cup Semi final. He hasn’t done enough to cement his place in the team. We would be lucky to get 500 thousand for him.

I just think that we need to step up our recruitment and development model we have some really good young players like Alex Lowry and Ross McCausland who if we develop them will be amazing players for us and hopefully we could get a big fee for them.

Anyway thanks for reading it’s a huge honour to be published on a big site like this

Thanks Thomas

Thomas can be found on x/Twitter @Kentyboi122

 

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