Rangers are currently two points off Celtic who lead the Scottish Premiership, and will need to add in January if they are to close the gap further and leapfrog their Old Firm rivals.
One player who is reportedly on Steven Gerrard’s new year shopping list is Gillingham striker Tom Eaves.
If reports by Sky Sports are to be believed, the Scottish giants are keeping tabs on the League One hotshot ahead of the window opening in less than three weeks.
Gerrard is keen on bolstering his squad to remain a title challenger when the split in the SPL happens later on in the season.
The 26-year-old Gills striker is tall, powerful and has been impressive over the last couple of campaigns, but is out of contract in the summer and has so far indicated he will not sign a new deal with the Kent club.
Eaves has already managed 14 goals in 26 appearances in all competitions so far this season – just four off his total for the year prior.
Rangers will face a fight for his services form Championship clubs Preston North End and Blackburn Rovers, according to Sky Sports.
With that said, here are two reasons why signing the powerful Gillingham asset would seriously boost Rangers’ title hopes.