Rangers boss Warburton aims to tie up at least one deal over the next six days
By Coral Barry
Mark Warburton has revealed he hopes to sign at least one more player before Rangers’ Premiership opener against Hamilton on Saturday.
A humbling 3-1 defeat to English club Burnley over the weekend has convinced the Rangers boss that he needs to add to his squad.
Warburton hinted a deal has been in the works for quite some time, but insisted he would only sanction a move for a player that was the right fit for Rangers.
“We need one or two more; we’ve said that for a number of weeks but you’ve got to get the right players in,” Warburton told Sky Sports after the game.
“There are Burnley players rated £25million and we can’t pay that kind of money. It’s a smaller talent pool but we know what we want and if we can get it, we’ll make the move.
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“I hope to get something done before next Saturday. We are working on it.”
Warburton has already said he wants a centre-back, but is also on the hunt for a striker.
The Rangers manager watched his former player Andre Gray run riot against his side with a hat-trick.
Warburton brought Gray to Brentford from Luton when he was still in charge at the Bees before the striker went on to be a massive success at Burnley and fire them into the Premier League.
Rangers will be hopeful one extra addition in attack and defence will help them compete for the league title at the first time of asking since coming up from the Championship.
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