Rangers director of football Mark Allen has admitted that the Light Blues could keep adding players to their squad right up until the end of August – as Steven Gerrard builds a squad capable of challenging bitter rivals Celtic.

The Light Blues have already made six signings so far this summer, with more expected, and Allen revealed he is talking with Gerrard “every single day” about players.

The former Manchester City youth boss is in Spain with the squad as they attend a ten-day training camp and insists that it is an ongoing process as the Light Blues squad takes shape.

“That is ongoing dialogue. I’ll be in Spain as well for the early part of the trip to make sure that gets underway, but we are continually in dialogue every single day about players in terms of how they are doing and other targets etc, as quoted by the Gers’ official website.

“So it is an ongoing thing, and as I said to the press guys early doors, it is a long window and things tend to happen as the window evolves.

“People become available, people become surplus etc. so I think it is something which will go all the way to the end of August.”

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Football Insider verdict:

Allen has really impressed since moving north 12 months ago and the signings he has brought to Ibrox so far this summer looks to be a step in the right direction. With the transfer window closing south of the border much earlier than in Scotland it offers extra opportunities for Allen to bring players to Ibrox. Gerrard’s side has already started to take shape although there are still a few positions where it’s clear the Light Blues still need more bodies. Allen has been arguably the Gers most important signing in recent years and the director of football will be key to Rangers success over the coming years. Rangers fans must wish their club had recruited Allen years earlier as they were making their way back up through the leagues. Hopefully, Allen’s work will leave a blueprint to follow at Ibrox for a long time to come and help the Light Blues re-establish themselves as the top team in Scotland.

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