Ally McCoist’s primary transfer target has made a decision that most saw coming – Don Cowie has decided to sign on with Wigan Athletic. It was always suspected that Cowie would sign on with a club in England – with a club that could offer the 31 year old better terms. Along with Rangers, Wolves & Blackburn Rovers were reported to be chasing Cowie.
Via Wales Online – Wigan Athletic manager, Uwe Rosler, discussed bringing Cowie aboard. Rosler said, “I wanted to bring in an energetic player with experience who knows all about getting out of this league. Don also played over 20 games last season in the Premier League; he’s 31 but he’s an extremely professional person and I’ve known about him for quite some time.”
“From his training regime to the way he lives and breathes football he has the attributes to allow him to play football until his late 30s. I think he knows the position, he has the ability to play a high-pressing game and an attacking forward game and I think he will add experience, reliability, a technical ability where all our players have to be so I look forward to working with him.”
“He was a bosman player, he suits our Championship wage structure and he will give us alternatives in midfield.”
What now for Rangers? Ally McCoist made signing Cowie a priority for all of the reasons that Rosler outlined.
Does McCoist reverse directions & look to bring in a younger & less polished player like Scott Allan?
Does he look to bring in a midfielder not yet linked to the club?
Or does he simply pass on adding that midfield depth from outside & look internally to allow younger players to take on a larger role?