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Rangers director of football Mark Allen has been the main man behind the club’s resurgence over the past few months with his January signings doing wonders in the Scottish Premiership.

Graeme Murty has helped lift the Gers up to second place and even inspired talk of a title race until the 3-2 defeat to Celtic at Ibrox last week.

Allen’s masterclass in the transfer window must continue in the summer when loan deals expire and the future of Murty is thrown up in the air, but one way that he can really improve the Light Blues is by beating an inevitable plethora of clubs who will be chasing down Kilmarnock midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu.

The 31-year-old’s deal at Rugby Park expires at the end of the season and the former DR Congo international has already proved that he is playing well below his level in Steve Clarke’s squad.

Against Celtic in February, Mulumbu ran rings around the ‘best player in Scotland’ Scott Brown, as well as scoring a fantastic winning goal against Brendan Rodgers’ men.

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The defensive midfielder played a more attacking role in that game and absolutely humiliated Brown on several occasions by breezing past him effortlessly.

Rangers may well be needing a new midfielder in the summer too with Sean Goss’ loan deal expiring and QPR manager Ian Holloway coming across as pretty hostile when Murty said that he would be interested in signing the midfielder permanently.

Mulumbu would not only be a perfect solution for if Goss doesn’t sign for another year, but he would also be a clear improvement on the 22-year-old.

The former West Brom midfielder has bags of Premier League experience and already proved that he can perform in Scotland, so a summer deal would make perfect sense for the Light Blues.

In other Rangers news, this Gers midfielder will quit the club in the summer but this trio must follow him out the door.

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