Date: 12th June 2019 at 7:00pm
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have confirmed the appointment of new Lead Technical Scout in an announcement on their official club website.

The Light Blues have made the move with the hope of improving their scouting efficiency in the coming years. Doyle joins from Derby County, where he spent 12 years in a number of different roles.

Doyle’s role will see him focus on video analysis of potential incomings at Ibrox, which will then see him report to the head of scouting at the club Andy Scoulding.

Scoulding spoke about Doyle’s appointment on Wednesday, saying: “Steve’s addition reinforces and improves our ability to do just that. His skillset and experiences made him a standout choice and I’m hugely excited we have been able to secure his services.

“He will work closely with our scouts and data scientist and I’m positive he will make a big contribution to the club going forwards.”

This announcement will lead to Steven Gerrard having more in-depth analysis on new signings in an effort to have a better report on whether to sign a player or not.

OPINION

This is a significant step forward for all at Rangers and will only help the Gers and Steven Gerrard in their quest to close the gap to their fierce rivals Celtic. The gap was closed significantly in Gerrards first season in Scotland, and with a good transfer window, the club will be hoping to challenge even more next season in a push for silverware. with video analysis becoming an even bigger part of the game over the past few years, more players can be scouted without needing to actually attend games. Head of scouting Andy Scoulding, will now be able to attend any game he would like to scout players, and Steve Doyle will be back at Rangers, with the ability to video scout and gain analysis on a player that might be out of the Light Blue’s scouting range. With this role, the club will no doubt receive more data on players and be able to store that information and see how they improve as games go on. This could be a huge step in attracting better players to the club, and a huge step in the hunt to stop Celtic’s dominance.