By Daniel Lewis

14th Sep, 2023 | 9:40am

Official Rangers partner rages at £30m Ibrox 'travesty'

Official Rangers partner Four Lads Had A Dream have labelled the club’s transfer business over the past two years “a travesty”.

The Gers spent £13million on new recruits during the most recent window alone, albeit Michael Beale has since disputed that figure.

Despite the arrivals of Danilo, Cyriel Dessers and Sam Lammers among others, Rangers have struggled for form in the early stages of the season.

In a post uploaded by Andy McKellar on Thursday [14 September], Four Lads hit out at Beale’s team selection in particular in the recent 1-0 loss to fierce rivals Celtic.

“We look unclear and muddled in our approach,” the post read. “Only two outfield signings from this summer were trusted to start the match, and one of those was enforced due to an injury to Borna Barisic.

“We had the guts of £9m sitting on the bench again in the form of Lammers and Danilo, two supposedly key additions in our rebuild.

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“The same was of course true of last season with [Ben] Davies, [Ridvan] Yilmaz and [Rabbi] Matondo unfancied for long spells.

“Over £30m has been spent in 24 months and yet we’ve witnessed nothing but regression. It’s a travesty.”

Best XI?

There is no denying that Rangers got their transfer business wrong this summer.

That is based on Beale’s team selections and of course results, with the latter the only true barometer of how a team is getting on.

Jack Butland has impressed since joining, but the other signings have either failed to impress or simply not been given enough of a chance to do so.

In the view of many, Beale’s reluctance to settle on a preferred starting line-up, especially in attack, is what has cost Rangers so far.

Whether it is those aforementioned players brought in this summer, or those who were already at the club, Beale needs to find his best XI.

The former QPR boss is now in ‘must-win’ territory heading into pretty much every domestic match, starting with the trip to St Johnstone on Saturday [16 September].

It is not too late for Beale and Rangers to turn things around, but a run of positive results is desperately needed.

In other Rangers news, former Gers player Cammy Bell has had his say on Beale’s future at Ibrox.