Rangers could bring in as many as four new players to Ibrox during the January transfer window, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claims that newly appointed Gers boss Graeme Murty is set to ramp up the recruitment drive for the New Year after he was named manager until the end of the season on Friday.

It is understood that the Light Blues want to add four new signing when the transfer window re-opens, while they also announced the permanent capture of defender Declan John on Friday.

The report details that that there is set to be new arrivals in the coming weeks with the club linked to the likes of Hearts’ James Walker, Brighton’s Jamie Murphy, Kilmarnock’s Jordan Jones and Dundee’s Jack Hendry by various news outlets.

Murty will reportedly have to axe two players from his squad if he is to bring in all of his targets.

Rangers’ director of football Mike Allen confirmed that transfer target have been discussed with the manager and that they will pursue them when the window opens.

Football Insider verdict

Rangers have drawn up their transfer targets for the window and announcing Murty until the end of the campaign prior to January is a smart move. The 43-year-old will know the areas of his squad that he wants strengthening and axing two players shouldn’t be too difficult. They need to find some consistency under Murty to help them at least overtake second-placed Aberdeen and there have been signs of serious improvement. It may take the arrival of a couple of top-class players to help fix the jigsaw at Ibrox and Murty has been given a real chance to show he can be the man at the helm to mastermind their rise.

In other Rangers transfer news, they are in a battle to sign a 22-year-old midfielder.

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