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4th Aug, 2017 | 11:51am

Alex Rae: This top-flight star would give Rangers something they currently lack

By Harvey Byrne

Former midfielder Alex Rae has insisted Hearts star Jamie Walker would provide Rangers with the physicality that they are currently lacking in the squad.

The Ibrox giants have made a load of changes to their squad this summer, including bringing in the likes of Bruno Alves, Fabio Cardoso and Carlos Pena to improve the defensive side of the team.

However, Glasgow-born Rae still believes the squad is lacking a physical presence and believes the heavily linked Walker would be the answer to that problem, claiming he “would be a great signing for Rangers” this summer.

“I think he (Walker) would give Rangers a physicality that they maybe still lack a little,” told Rae, as quoted by the Evening Times.

“At the end of the day, he is is no use to anyone sitting twiddling his thumbs and out of a squad. If Hearts aren’t going to play him then the best answer is to find a solution agreeable to both parties in terms of getting what they want and getting the player moved on. I think he would be a great signing for Rangers.”

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Edinburgh-born Walker has been at Hearts since the age of of 10 after joining the club’s youth ranks in 2003.

The now 24-year-old has since broke through the academy and become one of the stars of the Hearts squad, playing in 165 matches in total which has brought a return of 39 goals and 34 assists.

He has just one-year remaining on his contract at Hearts and the club’s caretaker manager Jon Daly told on Thursday that the left-winger has had his head turned over the transfer speculation.

Meanwhile, Rangers are preparing for their season opening clash against Motherwell on Sunday afternoon.

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