Rangers are looking like having an oddly competent January, having moved for their main target early in the window in Jamie Murphy and secured the winger in time to bed in for the Florida Cup.
That move was switched to a loan deal to free up funds for further transfers - here’s the players who could be set for an Ibrox move very shortly.
English-born and Ulster-bred, Jordan Jones has had a hugely impressive season for Kilmarnock, providing goals and creativity with his direct, fearless style. Capable of playing behind the striker or on either wing, he’s been fantastic to watch this season and scored a cracker against the filth, too. Shouldn’t cost too much and the club appear to be very keen.
We’ve been banging this drum for some time, but Greg Docherty fits the bill perfectly for Rangers. Young, hungry, and a boyhood Rangers fan, he’s a remarkably complete midfielder for his age and has a brilliant all-round skillset. Would be a huge upgrade on Jason Holt, and has huge potential too. Cardiff City may provide some competition, but Rangers will be looking to bring him home.
One that many of us wanted in the summer, and one that a sizable minority of the Rangers support were opposed to. Cummings is certainly a divisive figure, but there’s no question that he’s a natural finisher and seems to have an arrogant swagger about him. Whether that makes him ideal for the Old Firm could go either way, in our opinion, although we’re pretty big fans. Would ease the goalscoring burden on Alfredo Morelos and could potentially form a lethal partnership. Offered on loan to several Premier League clubs with a view to a permanent deal in summer, but the rumour is that Mark Warburton’s sacking may have given him reason to pause for thought.
Cummings’ divisiveness is nothing compared to this. Basically every Rangers fan either considers the move a no-brainer or a sacrilege. With rumours that he’d even offered to play for free, it seems like the former in a purely footballing sense. But we’d hedge that with the fact that it’s difficult to see precisely what he’d bring to the team, being very much not the player he was. Would at least be a big upgrade on Kenny Miller, but is upgrading our ‘hardworking, inconsistent-in-front-of-goal former Rangers hero with an extremely chequered past’ role really a priority? For free, perhaps.