Some Rangers fans are baffled at the signing of unknown goalkeeper Andy Firth.
The Ibrox club today announced their third signing of the January transfer window following the captures of Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis earlier this month.
But it definitely wasn’t what anyone was expecting as Firth is a goalie, who joins from English National League side Barrow.
He played for Liverpool’s youth team and had a short spell on loan at Chester before leaving for Barrow.
Firth actually worked with Gerrard in the Liverpool Under 18 team so that probably explains why the Rangers manager has decided to sign him.
But some fans are baffled at the signing given the level Firth is coming from and the quality of goalkeepers at the club already.
Allan McGregor is number one and has a very able deputy in Wes Foderingham. Beyond them, Robbie McCrorie – who is now being sent out on loan to Greenock Morton – is a very talented young goalie.
So you can understand the reaction of some fans:
Welcome to Rangers, but what sort of message does that send out to Wes? Who is probably going to leave but more importantly Robbie McCrorie? If I was any of them I’d be asking a lot of questions.
— LewisMcinnes (@TheLewisMcinnes) January 25, 2019
— Ibrox Loyal (@IL_Official) January 25, 2019
Meh. Would’ve rathered we brought Liam Kelly back.
— David Nimmo (@Nimsay1872) January 25, 2019
— Josh Brown (@JoshBrown_72) January 25, 2019
Me looking at this signing like… pic.twitter.com/OHMf63NIpU
— Michael (@MichaelSeafarer) January 25, 2019
— Euan (@1872Euan) January 25, 2019
— Ross Clark (@RossCIark72) January 25, 2019
— Stu (@boag22) January 25, 2019
— Mark (@_Markk1995) January 25, 2019
— Mason (@mason_kelman) January 25, 2019
Emmmmmmmmmmmmmm hi can u play cb?
— Jamie (@JRD1996__) January 25, 2019
— Bailey (@bailey63032565) January 25, 2019
Welcome to rangers but I am slightly confused as to why we send one out on loan and then bring in another 🤔🤔🤔 why not just keep mccrorie????
— laura mccrimmon (@mrscrimbo) January 25, 2019
Got some of the best young Scottish goalkeepers out there and we are signing someone from the fucking conference. Wtf
— Michael Ritchie 🏴 (@Michaelritchie7) January 25, 2019
— Matt Macgillivray (@Muttchoo) January 25, 2019
— Finlay (@Finlayco5088) January 25, 2019
Strangest of strange signings!
— Skinbag (@SK1N1873) January 25, 2019
Barrow joins on an 18-month loan deal, but it’s unknown when he’ll be seen in a Rangers shirt considering both McGregor and Foderingham are fit.