By Dominic Toner
Rangers manager Mark Warburton insists that the current squad at his disposal is well equipped for the new season, but they will remain active in the transfer window.
Warburton has been keen to improve his squad this summer and has recruited Niko Kranjcar, Matt Gilks, Clint Hill, Joey Barton, Jordan Rossiter, Lee Hodson and, most recently, Joe Dodoo.
Former Accrington pair Matt Crooks and Joshua Windass have also arrived at Ibrox after they signed pre-contract agreements in January.
The manager told the Mail Online: “There is a lot of work going on. Frank (McParland, head of recruitment) and his team are working tirelessly and hopefully we can get one over the line. But they have to be the right person.
“There are a lot of people after the same players and we hope we can beat them to it. But if we can’t get something sorted, the squad as it is looks in good shape.”
Warburton’s only previous experience in management came during his two-year spell with Brentford. He inspired them to promotion in the 2013/14 season, as runners-up in League 1, and then got them to the play-offs in the Championship in the 2014/15 season, where they lost to Middlesborough in the semi-finals.
Rangers were given a huge boost on Wednesday as defender James Tavernier signed a contract extension with the club, after excelling last season, with 15 goals and 23 assists from his full-back position.
Tavernier believes that new recruits Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar bring a lot of talent to the squad and will help improve the side this season.
The Scottish giants raced to promotion last season and will be aiming to challenge old-firm rivals Celtic for the Premiership, who are biding to win the league for the sixth-consecutive year.
In other Rangers team news, a rival player claims that the club are no better than a League One side.