By Alex Stevens

Lee Hodson has joined Rangers from MK Dons, it was announced on Wednesday.

The Scottish giants confirmed on their official website that the 24-year-old full-back has signed a three-year contract with the Light Blues.

It comes just days after he returned home from France following Northern Ireland’s elimination from Euro 2016 at the hands of Wales.

Hodson did not get the opportunity to figure at the tournament but was identified by Mark Warburton as a key target as he will be able to provide cover at right-back and left-back.

The 24-year-old can play on either flank, but is most comfortable at right-back and is entering the final year of his contract with MK Dons.

Hodson spent the second half of the 2015-16 season on loan at Kilmarnock and went straight into the first team, making 13 appearances in the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers boss Warburton is well acquainted with Hodson after working with him at Watford when the defender was coming through the youth ranks.

Hodson also spent time on loan at Brentford while Warburton was the club’s sporting director.

MK Dons decided to sell the full-back as he had entered the final year of his contract following their relegation into League One.

In other Rangers news, Jens Lehmann has urged Warburton to sign one of Northern Ireland’s stand-out stars of Euro 2016.