// Published July 29, 2013 by isport

Rangers have been extremely active in the summer transfer window by bringing in as much as seven players in the last few weeks. This has led to the criticism of manager Ally McCoist. He has defended the signings by saying that Rangers need a bigger squad than last season because they will be playing at different tempo.

Rangers were recently promoted to the second division of Scottish football after just one season in the third tier. This means that the club will be facing better opposition week in week out and they need to have an even better squad if they are to achieve their second successive promotion.

The central defensive position has been seen as one of the weakest links for Rangers, but McCoist is yet to significantly strengthen in this position. The club has been in discussions with a couple of central defenders over the last few weeks and the manager expects some good news in this regard shortly. McCoist has said that he has signed a number of players in the last few weeks because he wants to put out the best team possible out on the pitch. He has said that even though long-term vision is necessary for Rangers, it is not possible because one may lose track of the present.

“The Rangers fans deserve the best players they can get and the best team they can get. By that I mean the one that we can afford to put on the park. The one thing about managers, especially the Rangers manager, is you’re never in a position to long-term plan. If I long-term plan and take my eye off next week, I won’t be here – it’s a simple as that. Of course the long-term future of the club is vitally important to myself and all the staff and the fans,” said McCoist.