Gerrard happy with Leon Balogun’s Rangers’ increased firepower
By Toju Sote
Manager Steven Gerrard believes Rangers, the Scottish club of Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun, are ready to come out shooting after taking steps to resolve their goalscoring issues.
It is only two weeks since Gerrard went public with fears that his team do not have enough strength in-depth to halt Celtic’s charge for a 10th title in a row.
But the Light Blues board has acted swiftly to ease their manager’s concerns after sanctioning the purchases of Kemar Roofe and Cedic Itten for a combined sum of £8.5 million.
Roofe arrives after a year at Anderlecht but previously excelled at Leeds, while Gerrard will hope Switzerland international Itten can replicate the form which saw him score 19 goals in 34 games for St Gallen last term.
Gerrard said: “I’m extremely happy with the two players we got in yesterday. I made it known we were quite vulnerable with the options we had prior to getting the two new lads through the door.”
Rangers won a tricky tie 1-0 at Aberdeen last weekend which earned Balogun a Team-of-the-Week nomination in his debut for the Gers.