Rangers ‘panic signing’ Florian Kamberi blasted in scathing review of loan spell

Rangers' decision to recruit Florian Kamberi on loan from Hibs in January as a replacement for the injured Jermaine Defoe has been blasted as a panic signing by former Light Blues player Ian Murray.

The Airdrieonians boss doesn't rate Kamberi or feel that the 25-year-old has what it takes to be a success at Ibrox under Steven Gerrard.

The attacker has scored just once since the move, in a 2-2 draw against St.Johnstone and has generally flattered to deceive in the famous shirt.

The Switzerland U21 international even managed to burn bridges with his parent club Hibs at the start of his January loan by publicly declaring his delight at getting to join Rangers.

And Murray went into detail while describing why he thinks Rangers made a mistake in signing Kamberi and he cannot see Gerrard making the deal permanent.

He told MailSport: “Kamberi looked like a last-minute panic signing for Rangers because of Defoe’s injury.

“I was surprised they went for him and I’ll be even more surprised if they want to keep him.

“I don’t think he has shown enough in the games I’ve seen him in.

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“To play for Rangers in that position you need to be a special player. There have been guys who get 20 goals a season and can’t get a starting berth at Ibrox.

“It’s a competitive area of the pitch and I’m not sure Kamberi’s the type of guy who can handle not being the No.1 guy.

“To be the main striker at Rangers you need to be a real top-level player. Kamberi would always be a back-up to someone else at that club.

“It might be different if you play two up front but Rangers go with one. Look at the two main strikers there at the moment. Defoe has scored so many goals in his career and has played everywhere.

“Then you’ve got Morelos who is young, has a big talent and scores a lot of goals.

“Rangers have had problems with Morelos’ temperament. Do they really need two players like that? I’m not convinced.”

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