Scott Arfield became Steven Gerrard’s first signing as the manager of Rangers when he arrived on a four-year deal from Burnley.
It wasn’t just the thought of playing for Rangers that appealed to Arfield, 29, but the idea of working under Gerrard.
“If you don't get excited by it, you shouldn't walk through the front door," he said upon signing for the Scottish Premiership club.
"It has given a boost to the whole game in this country.
"Gerrard is one of the top three players of my generation.
“I’ll listen to everything he and his staff have to say and hopefully take my game to the next level."
Allan McGregor and Jamie Murphy have since followed Arfield to Ibrox and more arrivals are expected as Gerrard moulds the squad to his liking.
Gerrard wants a CB
Fenerbahce defender Martin Skrtel, who played with Gerrard at Liverpool, was linked but the 33-year-old’s agent says Rangers cannot afford the player’s wages, and so a deal is off.
Gerrard has since turned his attention towards another centre-back - and it hasn’t gone down well with Rangers supporters.
According to The Scottish Sun, Gerrard is tracking James Collins, who will leave West Ham when his contract expires on June 30.
Collins, 34, has plenty of experience but he’s hardly a player to get excited about.
“Gerrard has now been alerted to Collins’ availability,” according to The Scottish Sun.
Collins’ West Ham career came to a disappointing end as it was reported that the Premier League outfit informed him of his release via email.
The Welshman perhaps feels as though he has something to prove, and Gerrard could give him a chance to continue his career in Scotland.
The Scottish Sun also report that Brighton defender Connor Goldson, 25, remains a target for Rangers.
The Argus claim Brighton have rejected two bids for the centre-back from the Gers, who are clearly desperate to add another stopper.
Gerrard’s arrival at Rangers has already made an impact at the club.
The Scottish Sun recently said more than 30,000 supporters have already renewed their season tickets for next season.
They’re clearly excited at the thought of watching a reinvigorated Rangers next season.
Although they don’t want Collins to be a part of it.
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