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16th Jan, 2017 | 3:39pm

Weir: These were the players Rangers most wanted ahead of the January window

By Emma Sanders

Rangers assistant manager David Weir claims the club have already secured their top priority signings in January though he didn’t write off bringing in more players throughout the transfer window.

Weir claims Jon Toral and Emerson Hyndman were Mark Warburton’s main priorities ahead of the window and, now their arrivals have been sealed, the club are “relatively happy” with the business they have done.

The Gers’ number two hinted the club would not be actively seeking any other transfer targets but he wouldn’t write off the possibility as he stated Rangers are always looking to improve.

Weir was speaking at a press conference following the 4-0 thrashing defeat against RB Leipzig in a friendly match in Germany on Sunday and he admitted Rangers may have to spend to reach the next level.

“Jon [Toral] and Emerson [Hyndman] were the main targets. We tried to do that relatively quickly, which we have done. As it stands we are relatively happy,” said Weir, as reported by the Scottish Sun.

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“It’s a gradual process. Money plays its part. We have not got that level of investment so we have to do it with smaller steps. We have got to look to improve as we go and I think we have done that.”

Rangers have failed to mount a serious title challenge this season and have fallen dramatically short of their arch rivals Celtic who are racing away at the top of the Premiership table and have built up a 19-point advantage.

Warburton hoped to challenge Celtic when he brought in a number of midfield additions in the summer, including Joey Barton, Jordan Rossiter and Niko Kranjcar.

Barton left the club earlier this season after a bust-up with Warburton and Rossiter and Kranjcar have suffered lengthy injury absences so Toral and Hyndman’s arrival will hopefully fill their void.

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