By Sam Stone

14th Apr, 2023 | 12:10pm

Chris Jack drops Rangers summer verdict after Ross Wilson Nottingham Forest exit

The Herald’s Chris Jack has suggested that Rangers would’ve already completed most of their “preparatory” work for the summer transfer window.

The Light Blues waved goodbye to Ross Wilson on Monday (10 April), as the sporting director completed his switch to Nottingham Forest.

Writing in his latest Scottish Herald column (14 April), Jack claimed much of the Gers’ work heading into the summer window has already been completed.

“Rangers have spent considerable sums in recent seasons as Steven Gerrard and Giovanni van Bronckhorst were backed,” wrote Jack.

“Come the summer, Michael Beale will be as well as new chairman John Bennett overseeing the rebuild of the Ibrox squad.

“The scouting structure is currently headed by John Park and much of the preparatory work for the window will already have been done.”

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Wilson’s departure was needed, there’s no denying that. In fact, the Nottingham Forest interest was an easy way out for the former Southampton man. Rangers won’t want to rush their next appointment, but ensuring Michael Beale is supported in the transfer market is a must.

A sporting director can often take some of the workload off the manager and it’s crucial that someone aids the former QPR boss in what is a vital summer window. There are a number of players out of contract and decisions will have to be made over the coming weeks.

Furthermore, if Rangers do see a player exodus occur, then there will need to be adequate replacements lined up to come in and strengthen Beales’ squad.

John Park would seem like the most obvious candidate. He’s already at the club and has an excellent track record. If he wants the job, give it to him. An experienced head aiding Beale could lead to a successful summer.

In other Rangers news, another Ibrox exit may be on the cards after a major revelation recently which could force the clubs to part ways with a senior player.