Kenny Miller names Rangers magic number for transfers and why it's NOT guaranteed recipe for success

Kenny Miller expects more Rangers signings
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Kenny Miller reckons Rangers will finish the transfer window with at least TEN new signings.

The Light Blues have already added four - Jefte, Clinton Nsiala, Oscar Cortes and Connor Barron - and are expected to push on with further signings. It comes after manager Philippe Clement admitted there would need to be a big turnover in players this summer after finishing in Celtic's wake once more in the league.

Former striker Miller reckons by the time the window is done, ten new players will be in the door with six or seven of them regular starters. And he doesn't feel that represents a recipe for success as bedding a whole new team in can be tough when you're trying to hit the ground running for a title race.

He told Ladbrokes 1-2-Free: “I would imagine that by the end of August, as many as 10 players could have signed for the club. I'd be very surprised if the number is lower than that. And, of that 10, there could be six or seven who are going straight into the starting line-up.

“It's not impossible, but it's certainly not the best recipe for success, when you're having to bring in a huge amount of important players who are going to come straight in and start for a title-challenging side. That's not a great position to be in. By the way, you can get it right, for sure. But Rangers need to get it right. They can't afford to have another summer like the one they had last year, in terms of the recruitment.

“They didn't have to sign that many starters last summer, but they did need to bring in attacking players who were going to come in, make a difference, and help soften the blow of losing Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent. Rangers never improved on those guys, in terms of their replacements. The right kind of recruitment is so important this summer... it looks like Oscar Cortes is going to be here again, which I'm quite happy about. They've signed Jefte, and Mohamed Diomande has been made permanent, so you can see where they're looking to prioritise.

“But you might lose James Tavernier. And I know people will just say Dujon Sterling will replace him, and yes, he probably will. They probably won't sign a right-back to replace James, but Dujon is a completely different player. I still think a new striker needs to be signed, and I still think a new wide player needs to come in. There's a lot of work to be done between now and the end of August, to put Rangers into a position where they're capable of challenging for the title. And that falls onto Philippe Clement's shoulders.

“Philippe's got to clean up the mistakes of last summer, while also being in a position where he can't afford to make mistakes himself. The slight concern for me is that I can't remember a summer - and I'm talking about any team, by the way - where so many starting players have needed to be signed.

"It's not a good position to be in. The other side of the coin though, is that maybe a clear-out was needed. It's so important that the people coming into the building are not only better players, but are the right types of players, with the right characteristics to deal with the pressure of playing for such a demanding club, where the expectations are so high.”