07 Jul 2020 08:37:28
As we all know now, after the curse / terrible luck of nikola katic getting his cruciate ligament injury, we will most probably need to enter the market for a centre half to cover the loss of big katic! I read an article from ibrox noise mentioning the possibility of a short term deal for christophe berra. i hope not!

I do think gerrard will sign an experienced centre half to cover the loss of katic and imo i think scott dann on a short term deal, would be a very good piece of business for us. To all my fellow bears out there, who within reason would you want gerrard to bring in for cover at centre half? 🤔.

1.) 07 Jul 2020
07 Jul 2020 09:55:11
How about Liam cooper of Leeds?

Potus Jansen/ Ben white

Or look to the French league for some young talent
William Saliba of st ettienne he’s 6ft 4 young and gathering a good rep
Infact there’s a few young talented across various clubs in France
Buy but cheaper and sell later for profit.

{Ed001's Note - Ben White is a Brighton player on loan that has already been the subject of inquiries from a number of Prem clubs. William Saliba is an Arsenal player, they bought him for next season before the start of the last one.}

2.) 07 Jul 2020
07 Jul 2020 10:10:17
A couple of cracking free agents kicking about SGL. Benedikt Howedes is a class centre back just been released from Loko Moscow. Still just 32 and a world cup winner. Malang Sarr is a free agent but too many big guns after him so not realistic but would be a dream signing.

3.) 07 Jul 2020
07 Jul 2020 10:11:44
Wonder in niko done it on the 4g surface that we train on. that everybody slates for previous injuries.

4.) 07 Jul 2020
07 Jul 2020 10:15:13
Thiago Silva is a free agent 🤣.

5.) 07 Jul 2020
07 Jul 2020 10:22:34
I will throw Cedric Kipre in there. Motherwell fans totally idolised him, he knows the league and as Wigan have their troubles he wouldn’t cost fortunes.

6.) 07 Jul 2020
07 Jul 2020 10:32:23
Big kyle bartley.

7.) 07 Jul 2020
07 Jul 2020 10:34:11
Thanks ED for putting me right there never knew he went to Arsenal Obviously a good player 😊

I knew Ben white was out on loan - and thought maybe a we loan deal for him would be nice lol
Possibly setting my sights too high doesn’t hurt to try though 😂.

{Ed001's Note - you are setting your sights very high, though I am sure Gerrard will know about White considering Liverpool have been tracking him for a long time. Saliba is a special talent from what I have seen, if Arsenal let him go on loan then Arteta is a moron and should be sacked. He is better than anything they have at the club right now.

Pontus Jansson joined Brentford in the summer, bit inconsistent for my liking. One of those who needs to be constantly pushed or he is poor. On his day he can be excellent, but he lacks the mentality imo for a team that has to win every week, such as Rangers.

As for Cooper, the Leeds fans either love him or hate him. He is a bit like David Luiz, but not as flamboyant. In other words, good on the ball but it always feels like he is on the verge of a mistake to give away a goal.}

8.) 07 Jul 2020
07 Jul 2020 10:35:16
Hey SGL,
I think there are a few options from down in the EPL. Dann is a shout and we could wait until near the end of the window to see who is surplus to requirements for decent clubs down south.
Alternatively. I am convinced that the most crucial thing we need is a Defensive Mid. Ideally (for me) one that could slip into a Centre Back/ sweeper role when the full backs bomb on to make a back 3.
We have been linked with Dejan Ljubicic from Rapid Wien who may be ideal in this role. Ross McCrorie another candidate.
This would give defensive cover meaning we would not need to bring in 2 players.
For further understanding (for the fans of 90's football) the ideal example of type of player would be Ronald Koeman.

9.) 07 Jul 2020
07 Jul 2020 10:43:32
C of Ibrox, i would echo you oin cipre, rated him a lot when he was up here and my understanding was he has done alright down south. relatively young and would make decent back up.

10.) 07 Jul 2020
07 Jul 2020 12:38:35
I'd be happy with a Goldson/ Helander partnership with Edmundson snapping at their heels and young Mayo stepping up, but for additional cover I do agree that someone in the mould of Cipre who knows the league and wouldn't take up a large chunk of wages which would be better spent on an out and out right winger and a big solid dm.

11.) 07 Jul 2020
07 Jul 2020 17:12:39
Give Lewis Mayo a chance.

12.) 07 Jul 2020
07 Jul 2020 17:25:33
Blue genius RM is not a centre half and never will be so he won’t be covering there.

13.) 07 Jul 2020
07 Jul 2020 17:43:47
Jagielka is available and could be an option for the season. We can't afford any slip ups this Season and for that reason I don't see us taking a risk with Mayo.

14.) 07 Jul 2020
07 Jul 2020 20:13:58
I'm pretty sure Dann was mentioned every day when coisty was manager in lower leagues, why on earth is he being talked about now, if he's a regular or has a chance of getting a new deal at a EPL club he won't be coming here, why would anyone in their right mind go to a country were the governing body does everything one club want, I certainly wouldn't, but then I'm a Rangers fan.

15.) 07 Jul 2020
07 Jul 2020 22:54:53
Really don't need a replacement, should have enough.