Rangers made a mistake in signing Scott Wright in the January transfer window and the club has wasted needless funds on his capture.
Wright joined on deadline day as an initial pre-contract deal was turned into a permanent transfer 6 months early.
With this signing being brought forward you would expect Wright to have a large role to play in the remainder of the Gers’ season.
However, the former Aberdeen man is yet to start for the club with only 74 minutes to his name across five substitute appearances.
On occasion, he has looked bright too.
He did well to make his way into the box in the late stages of our second leg against Royal Antwerp as he won a penalty.
Gerrard hasn’t seen it fit to start Wright despite an injury to Kemar Roofe and suspensions to the attacker and Alfredo Morelos.
This begs the question, why did we sign him?
We haven’t needed him so far and it is doubtful we will need him again this season with a fixture pile-up unlikely unless we reach the very late stages of the Europa League, which we won’t rule out.
The very reason we signed Wright in January perhaps suggests we shouldn’t have.
We suggested that Rangers were operating a one in one out policy during January as Wright was brought in to replace Jordan Jones who departed on loan to Sunderland.
The problem here is that we didn’t miss Jones at all.
He barely played when he was available and when he was suspended we still had plenty of options on the wing.
So unless Wright was going to come in and challenge Roofe and Ianis Hagi, which is doubtful, then why did we bother spending a bit of money to sign him in January when we could’ve had him for free in the summer?
This transfer decision is baffling but the club is probably only worse off to the tune of a small fee and we have no real problem with the move.
It isn’t our money.
It just makes very little sense and we hope to see more of Wright this season before the campaign ends.
However, if Wright finishes the season with no Rangers starts, further questions will be raised.
In other Rangers news, we must let this player leave on international duty.