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McAllister: Rangers losses won't affect transfer budget

The Ibrox club's losses doubled to £14m last season following a recruitment drive.

Gary McAllister said Rangers must continue to make moves to improve their squad despite the club's financial losses off the park.

The Ibrox outfit recorded losses of £14m for the year to June 30, 2018 - double that of the campaign before - after embarking on a recruitment drive under previous manager Pedro Caixinha.

New boss Steven Gerrard has signed 15 players since taking charge in Govan and has hinted at further new arrivals in January should the current squad not "step up".

McAllister, the Light Blues' assistant coach, said that while he wasn't privy to the budget handed down to Gerrard, he expects the side to continue to seek ways to bolster the playing squad.

Asked how difficult it is to strike a cord between squad improvement and balancing the books, he said: "The manager operates under a budget, it's not something I am party to but we're in good hands and that side takes care of itself.

"Throughout the season we have people here in recruitment who are looking to better the squad.

"Whenever anybody becomes available once the transfer window opens, we have to be in that market.

"We have to try and keep making this a better place for fans to come and watch better quality players."

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Rangers manager Gerrard bemoaned his team's current reliance on striker Alfredo Morelos to supply the goals after Wednesday's draw with Kilmarnock.

McAllister agreed with that assertion, saying it was time for Light Blues' other attack-minded players to lessen the burden on the Colombian.

He added: "He's our main striker and I think he likes the pressure of being our top goalscorer.

"We simply have to get more people up and around him, taking opportunities.

"That falls on guys from the sides and the middle of park, we can't rely on one player."

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