Kyle Lafferty and Alfredo Morelos have each failed to attain within the final three video games

Rangers supervisor Steven Gerrard ought to goal one other striker within the January switch window, believes former Scotland ahead Steven Thompson.

Thompson feels additionally they lack a artistic midfielder, even earlier than Ovie Ejaria elected to return to Liverpool.

Rangers have didn’t win any of their final three three video games, shedding twice and scoring simply as soon as.

“When groups sit in and make it arduous for them, they do not have the creativity,” Thompson advised BBC Sportscene Outcomes.

“They have been unfortunate with Ryan Kent’s damage. I feel Daniel Candeias has accomplished effectively this season. However a quantity 10 who can obtain the ball and discover a cross – they’re tougher to come back by than you assume.

“I feel they miss a quantity 10, somebody who can go and unlock defences. I feel they want one other striker.

“For me personally there’s too many modifications on a regular basis, particularly on the again. The centre-back pairing modifications on a weekly foundation.”

‘I am anticipating an enormous, snug victory’

Rangers had been knocked out of the Europa League on Thursday after a 1-Zero defeat away to Speedy Vienna left them third of their group.

That arrived on the again of their first house defeat of the season – 1-Zero to Aberdeen – after which a 1-1 draw at lowly Dundee.

They return to home motion in opposition to Hamilton Academical on Sunday, three factors behind leaders Kilmarnock, with two video games in hand, and two factors behind Celtic, having performed a sport extra.

“It has been a nasty week for Rangers,” stated Thompson. “Out of Europe, drawing up at Dens Park, they completely have to point out a response in entrance of their house followers and it is vital they get the factors.

“At house to Hamilton I might anticipate them to actually try to ramp it up. I am anticipating an enormous, snug victory for Rangers.

“Hamilton have conceded extra targets – 37 – than anybody else within the league, they usually’ve solely scored 12. It is a poisonous mixture.”

Nevertheless, Thompson says Gerrard shouldn’t be too harshly criticised for his or her failure to succeed in the knockout levels of the Europa League.

“Reaching the group levels was an important feat in itself,” he added. “They only got here up a wee bit brief by way of high quality.

“However moving into the group levels was actually commendable contemplating the place they had been final season.”



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