Rangers news bulletin as Dessers the best in Scotland at one thing while Berahino makes transfer admission

There's been plenty of missed chances to criticise Cyriel Dessers for this season.

But the Rangers scoring highly on based on one metric. New data from the CIES Football Observatory has ranked strikers from 30 leagues around the globe based on their defensive work. The index measured two variables; distance covered at high speed (more than 25kmph) in the defensive phase, and number of pressures exerted on opponents without physical or ball contact.

Dessers makes the top 32 and is the only player from the SPFL that makes the cut. With 20 goals to his name so far, the stats show that the Nigerian certainly does his fair share of work when Rangers don't have possession. Whether that's enough to persuade Philippe Clement he has a long term future at ibrox is another matter. But his effort can't be faulted and improving his efficiency in front of goal might just change a few minds on the Gers' no 9.

Meanwhile, there are plenty of strikers Rangers DIDN'T sign and Saido Berahino claims he's one of them. The former West Brom and England U21 man is currently playing the Cypriot First division with AEL Limassol.

However, he was linked with a move to Govan back in 2020 as Steven Gerrard was building the team that would eventually deliver title no 55. Berahino was one of the names suggested as possible striking solution, and the player himself claims the Ibrox club DID try and sign him.

Asked on X whether an approach was made, Berahino answered: "Once!" He then went on to name former Baggies teammate and actual Rangers signing under Gerrard, Graham Dorrans, as the best player he ever played with.

Jermain defoe's arrival at Ibrox in 2020 probably meant Berahino wasn't needed after all. And the former Light Blues front man has been looking ahead to this weeknd's massive Old Firm clash at Celtic Park. He believes Clement's team CAN go across the city and win - insisting Gers have no choice but to believe and that Clement being in charge makes it a possibility.

"When you've played for that football club and you understand the importance of the Old Firm and winning the league, then you always have to be positive," he told Sky Sports. "You always have to believe you can go to Celtic and get a result.

"In those games, form goes out the window but I'm looking forward to it and I still believe that the boys can do it with this squad and this manager. I remember watching the manager's interview when he came and I think it was Kris Boyd that did it. I thought 'wow, guy gets it.'"