The summer loan signing of Bongani Zungu has undoubtedly not worked out for Rangers and Steven Gerrard must take responsibility for the failure.

The South African never adjusted to Scottish football and his Gers career never got going as a result.

Zungu arrived with decent international pedigree and had played for Amiens in Ligue 1, but he just does not compare to our other midfield options.


As a result, he has found it incredibly difficult to dislodge the likes of Glen Kamara, Steven Davis and Joe Aribo from the team.

When every player is fit Zungu is our sixth choice centre-midfielder, that is not good enough for a summer signing who was looking to make a positive impact.

Gerrard quickly decided he was not good enough and subsequently Zungu has started just one league game.

Across all competitions, the 28-year-old has four starts and has had to accept occasional cameo appearances for most of the campaign.

In his 13 league games the midfielder has just 0.1 tackles and 0.5 interceptions per game [WhoScored].

He has also failed to register a goal or assist and has not really benefitted the Gers in any way.

It is very unlikely we will keep him beyond his loan spell and that would be the best outcome for all involved.


Gerrard does not usually get transfers wrong but he will want to put this one behind him – fellow summer addition Cedric Itten will also need to prove himself next year.

The Rangers boss was fortunate to have five good options in midfield but he failed in his bid to increase competitions for those places at the beginning of the season.

Injuries to Scott Arfield and Ryan Jack have impacted the midfield but if we had a better option than Zungu we would not have faced much of a problem.

In the upcoming transfer window Gerrard needs to identify players who can help us to step up to the Champions League.

Zungu is nowhere near that level and we are expecting to see an upgrade arrive in the summer.

In other Rangers news, a super computer has predicted the outcome of Rangers vs Celtic in May.


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