By Sam Stone

31st Mar, 2023 | 2:12pm

Rangers work on transfers behind-the-scenes as Michael Beale sheds light

A lot of recruitment work has been going on behind the scenes at Rangers, Michael Beale has confirmed.

The Light Blues boss has been speaking ahead of his side’s Scottish Premiership clash against Dundee United at Ibrox on Saturday (31 March).

Beale has revealed work is ongoing ahead of next season, with a busy summer anticipated on the transfer front.

“There has been a lot of work the last few weeks as we look towards recruitment for next season,” said Beale (Rangers’ official Twitter, 31 March).

Not a surprise

This shouldn’t come as a surprise. We all know an overhaul is required at Ibrox. There are a number of older players who are coming to the end of their current deals, and are probably due to move on to pastures new. A refresh is needed and Beale has made a promising start with the signings of Nicolas Raskin and Todd Cantwell.

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Three or four players of a similar calibre, supplemented with squad depth would put the Light Blues in a good position to compete with Celtic at the start of the 2023/24 season. The beginning of the next campaign is absolutely vital for Beale.

He cannot afford a slow start. The reason why Rangers are languishing behind this season is due to their dreadful start under Giovanni van Bronkhorst. Had Beale been in charge then, there’s a good chance they would be on Celtic’s coattails.

All eyes are firmly fixed on the Scottish Cup semi-final against the Hoops. It’s looking like the Gers’ last chance at a trophy and it cannot be passed up.

In other Rangers news, a new up-and-coming manager has admitted he wants the Gers job.