By Azeem Siddiqui

28th Jul, 2022 | 7:10pm

Gio van Bronckhorst happy with Rangers squad depth ahead of next season

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst believes the team’s squad depth is good enough to compete across different competitions next season.

The Gers have been very active in the transfer market where they’ve made as many as seven signings in the ongoing transfer window.

Van Bronckhorst, while talking to Sky Sports, stated that he is happy with the team ahead of the next campaign.

“I think we have good players in, and the qualities they possess we can play many ways – depending on the opponent, how defensively they will play,” he said.

“I think we have enough qualities in the squad to rotate and make sure we have the best line-up against the opponent we are facing.

“It’s always strange or different, when you come in mid-season, you know the players but you also don’t know them because you have never worked with them, it took a while to know the players.

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“The players I had last season I know very well now. We’ve had the five-week period where I can know more about the players who have come in.

“For me, it’s a better start than when I started in November, we’ve had good weeks of training together and everyone is excited and focused to start the new season.”

Destined for greatness

It has taken a lot of patience and investment for the Rangers to get to the position where they are at the moment.

With so many years of Celtic’s dominance in the Scottish Premiership, there was a sense that it was becoming another Bundesliga where the title was decided before the first kick of the season.

However, the tides have turned in recent years as the Light Blues won the 2020-21 league title under Steven Gerrard.

After the Liverpool legend went to Aston Villa, he was replaced by Van Bronckhorst at the touchline and even though he could not help the team in defending the title, but under his management, Rangers went on to win the Scottish Cup and finished as the runners up in the Europa League where they lost the final against Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties.

Despite losing two key players in Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey, Rangers fans will feel that their club have made enough signings to fill the void left by the departure of those two players and the Ibrox-faithful will be hoping for a serious title challenge this year.

In other Rangers news, Ross Wilson now has names lined up just in case Alfredo Morelos seals his exit this summer