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8th Jan, 2017 | 10:12pm

Rangers plotting move for 29-year-old defender, five months left on contract - report

By Will Butcher

Rangers are looking to a complete a cut-price move for Aberdeen defender Andrew Considine, according to a report.

The Sunday Post claim that Warburton is keen on signing the 29-year-old, as he looks to shore up his defence this month with the limited funds available to him.

Considine, who stands at a lofty 6ft 4in, is out of contract on May 31 and with Aberdeen risking the loss of their long-standing defender stalwart on a free transfer, manager Mark McGhee could be willing to sell him on the cheap.

Clint Hill has struggled to impress since his move to Glasgow, while Philippe Senderos has made just two appearances for the Gers after joining on a free transfer from Grasshoppers.

Possessing plenty of experience in the top flight of Scottish football, Considine could be brought in to bring a reliability at the back to the 54-time Scottish champions’ defence.

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After making his debut more than 12 years ago for the Dons in May 2004 against Dundee, Considine has gone on to make a total of 342 league and cup appearances. Scoring 17 goals, the commanding defender is able to play at both centre-back and left-back.

Football Insider verdict:

Considine would be a good signing for the Gers. Senderos was a dismal piece of business from Warburton, while Hill is now 38 years of age. Rob Kiernan and Danny Wilson have had their injury troubles this season which could tempt former Brentford manager Warburton into striking a deal for Considine. His knowledge and experience in the Scottish Premiership would offer a maturity and a solidity at the back for Warburton, as he looks to begin building a side that is capable of mounting a title challenge against Old Firm rivals Celtic for the 2017-18 campaign. Likely to be available on the cheap this month, Considine would be a good deal for the Gers, if he can be tempted to leave the club he’s spent his whole career at.

In other Rangers transfer news, there has been contract between the Gers and this Premier League outfit for a 23-year-old striker.