By Ibrox News speaking to Alex McLeish

10th May, 2021 | 1:55pm

Alex McLeish: Rangers will need to make 'sacrifice' before strengthening squad

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Alex McLeish has backed Rangers to sacrifice the likes of Bongani Zungu to strengthen their squad in the upcoming summer.

Amiens have already confirmed that the South African international will return to France next season after a shocking campaign on loan.

McLeish believes that the Bears will be looking to replace him and that others may have to leave to bring in a better player at Ibrox.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “I would expect it.

“Again, Steven Gerrard is on record of saying how well the board has backed him, and he can’t keep expecting that without making a sacrifice to bring some money in to maybe strengthen in another department.

“I guess people above Steve will be thinking about that big time.”


Zungu coming into the side this season has been nothing short of a disaster.

His COVID-19 protocol breach may not even be the worst part of it all, with the 28-year-only making one single start in the Scottish Premiership this season.

Ryan Jack and Scott Arfield have struggled with injuries throughout this campaign and it is clear that we will need one if not two midfielders for next season.

With the Champions League coming up, the Bears will need players with more quality, with Zungu clearly not good enough to make a difference this season.

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