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The National (Scotland)
The National (Scotland)
Aidan Smith

Michael Beale hints at further Rangers recruitment in Celtic 'goalposts' statement

Michael Beale has hinted that he will look to add further firepower to his Rangers squad in the summer after he was left frustrated with finishing against Dundee United.

The Light Blues defeated their Scottish Premiership opponents 2-0 at Ibrox thanks to a Malik Tillman double, but the team also missed several other chances in front of the goal.

Alfredo Morelos looks set to leave the club come the end of his contract in the summer, and Beale has hinted at new strikers coming through the door.

He said: “Yeah. Listen, it was another 28 shots today and you're getting seven on target. I think that that's an area as a team we're creating a lot but we need to be more ruthless.  

“We may need to recruit that in as well, so that's an eye opener for one or two, because these chances that we're creating, if we take them then obviously it will push us towards where we want to go."

Beale was full of praise for Tillman who scored twice at Ibrox. 

He continued: “ I am delighted with the result, the performance in moments was really, really, good. I would just wish we'd score more goals when the chances come and I think that's a mixture of good goalkeeping and being slightly unlucky today.  

“Ryan Kent would have scored one of the goals of the season I think if it wasn’t for the bar. So you come here today after two weeks off and you want to see some things for your team. And I saw what I needed to see.

“I think over the 90 minutes we probably showed enough quality to open the door. Today it was Malik that scored and he has got a knack for that, which is a really good thing to have in your game, but I thought Ryan Kent and Todd Cantwell contributed as well.” 

Rangers now take on Celtic next weekend as they look to close the gap on their rivals at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Beale reckons the fixture will be tight, but he is not expecting the outcome to have a huge say on the title race.

He added: “I think it's a great game, you know, we're going away with no fans. 

“It's a great game where everyone knows where the position is in the league table.  

“We'll just take care of that and then after that, it will move the goal posts a little bit one way or another, but the form both teams are in, you'd have to say it would only move it a little bit either way.” 

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