By Ibrox News speaking to Alex McLeish

11th Sep, 2020 | 6:00pm

Exclusive: Alex McLeish claims Rangers could use new box-to-box midfielder

We’re delighted to welcome former Rangers manager Alex McLeish as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Ibrox…

Alex McLeish has claimed that Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is lacking a talent who can match his own box-to-box playing style. 

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, the former Gers boss suggested that his old club could use a higher energy midfielder in their current squad.

Gerrard has generally opted for a combination of Ryan Jack, Glen Kamara, and Steven Davis in the centre of the park so far this term.

But McLeish would ideally like to see Rangers add another player into that mix as they look to challenge Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title.

Speaking to Ibrox News, when asked if there was anything the Gers was any area of weakness in Gerrard’s side, he said: It’s easy from the outside looking in, isn’t it?

“I feel that Stevie probably lack a midfielder of, I’m not quite saying his level, but a player of that ilk, a midfield guy who kind of dominates from middle to front.

“I know they have Ryan Jack and Steven’s obviously nurtured him a wee bit and he seems to be getting a little bit better, a little bit more confidence and he’s been picked for Scotland again by Steve Clarke.

“Obviously, we’re waiting to see how formidable Ryan can become”.

Jack has featured in all six of the Gers’ Scottish Premiership games so far this season.

He has scored nine goals in 112 appearances for the club in all competitions since signing from Aberdeen.

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