By Pranav Shahaney

2nd Jul, 2022 | 4:10pm

Rangers make several behind-the-scenes changes with new signings imminent

Rangers have reportedly made several behind-the-scenes changes as they are looking to maximise the transfer market to add to their quality.

According to The Athletic, they have added a number of scouts to keep an eye on the English market, especially for players aged between 16 and 23.

It’s also understood that they’re set to ramp up their transfer activity with signings expected in the coming days.

The report read, “Rangers’ youth recruitment is headed up by David Stevenson, along with Phil Cowan, the club’s long-time man in Northern Ireland, and former academy player Max Ashmore. Several scouts have been added part-time to cover the English market for ages 16-23, while a new scout has joined specifically to look at the London market.

“Contracts at clubs in England expired on Thursday, June 30, so further signings are expected in the coming days.”

Proactive

It’s good to see the club being proactive in the early days of the window but the time for outputs is now and patience will soon run thin.

Gers know that they have a mountain to climb in order to get to where Celtic are and they’ll have to do so without the guarantee of Champions League football.

Getting through the qualifiers is possible but it is not an assurance and they cannot make signings on the basis of the money they could potentially earn.

This means that they cannot go for the big names they might’ve had they won the title, which puts added pressure on the scouts to deliver some under-the-radar players.

English clubs have extremely talented players under the age of 23 and most want them to gain experience by going out on loan or looking to make a decent profit by selling them.

What the hierarchy decides to do, remains to be seen, but these are interesting and crucial times in the window for Gers.

In other Rangers news, contract talks with a key player have hit a new impasse with a summer exit now on the cards.