By Graeme Hanna

2nd May, 2023 | 1:10pm

Barry Ferguson shares Rangers transfer view with surgery needed at Ibrox

Former club captain, Barry Ferguson has insisted that there is “surgery needed” on the Rangers squad, as told to the Go Radio Football Show on Monday.

Ferguson revisited his previous opinion that four or five new additions are required at Ibrox, with a new claim that around 10 new players are needed.

He is another pundit who has pointed out the repeated failings of the current Rangers team in the games that matter, like Sunday’s Scottish Cup defeat to Celtic.

Change is needed as much as it is expected and it is now just a matter of weeks before it gets underway.

“It’s the same thing we say after the last few Old Firm games – frustrated, disappointed,” he said.

“And now Michael Beale has got five games to have a look at players who have not had a lot of game time and (to) see who are the ones to carry on into next season.

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“I’ve maintained change is needed, there’s a lot of surgery needed to this squad. And I said four or five players, but now I’m looking at double that. So it’s going to be a big summer ahead for Rangers.

“I think there’s change needed, no doubt about it.”

Double figure desire

At Hampden on Sunday, there was no shortage of effort or endeavour from most of the Rangers team but the latest disappointment largely came because of a lack of quality in both boxes, particularly in attack.

It is clear to see that Michael Beale needs around five or six quality additions to raise the level of the first team, with a similar number needed to replenish the squad to make up for those who will be departing.

Rebuild, revamp, or clear out. Call it what you will but the much anticipated turnover of the squad at Ibrox is sorely required.

This will finally be the end of the nucleus of Steven Gerrard’s first squad at Ibrox, five years after he arrived in Glasgow.

Between arrivals and departures, as well as a small number who will sign extensions to stay on, it promises to be a landmark period in the recent history of the club, for better or worse.

In other Rangers news, Michael Beale responds to question of 12 players to leave Ibrox this summer.