By Danny Wright

8th Nov, 2017 | 9:56am

29-year-old hated by Celtic fans: Three players Derek McInnes must sign for Rangers if hired

COMMENT By Danny Wright

Derek McInnes looks increasingly as though he will be the man hired by the Rangers board to replace Pedro Caixinha.

McInnes, 46, has worked wonders at Aberdeen, leading them to three consecutive runners-up spots in the Scottish Premiership as well as winning their first piece of silverware in 20 years in 2013/14 when they lifted the Scottish League Cup.

The Scotsman reported on Sunday that the Light Blues look set on appointing McInnes as Caixinha’s successor this week and will meet the £800,000 compensation fee that has been set by Aberdeen.

Caixinha ran a huge overhaul of the Gers first-team in the summer with varying results.

Some of the players he bought have simply failed to perform or failed to even get a foot in the starting line-up.

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McInnes must go into the transfer market in January to try and strengthen the squad further in order to close down the gulf in class between them and Old Firm rivals Celtic.

Here, Football Insider looks at three players that McInnes must try to sign having already worked with them in his career.

Click ‘2’ below to see the first player the Gers must try to snap up