By Dominic Toner
Mark Warburton has revealed he wants two more signings the summer as he continues his frantic Rangers overhaul.
The manager has stressed his desire to wrap up the deals sooner rather than later and swoop up players from under the radar.
The squad has already been strengthened by the signings Niko Kranjcar, Matt Gilks, Clint Hill, Joey Barton, Jordan Rossiter and Lee Hodson.
Former Accrington pair Matt Crooks and Joshua Windass have also arrived after they signed pre-contract agreements in January.
Warburton told the Rangers website: “We are looking at two more now, whether they are permanent or loans is still to be decided, we would hope permanent. Two more would be perfect.
“We’re working on it every day, it’s not easy because it is an ever reducing talent pool and there is more people fishing in the same pool.You have to try and get your work done early and discreetly as possible, under the radar, if you can do that.”
The former Brentford manager joined the club at the beginning of last season and has recently confirmed that he will be signing a new contract keeping him at Ibrox until 2019.
Warburton helped his side clinch the Scottish Championship title last season and sealed the return of Rangers to the Premiership after a four year absence.
His only previous experience in management came during his two-year spell with Brentford, who he got promoted from League One as runners up.
With Warburton’s squad nearly complete he will already be thinking about life in the Scottish Premiership season, as will the fans who will be eagerly waiting the return of the old firm rivalry on a regular basis.
The Ibrox side should provide a good challenge for Celtic, who have won dominated the league in recent years winning the last five titles. The last club to defeat them to the crown – Rangers.
In other Rangers news, two senior men have signed deals after the paperwork was finalised.