Three Rangers players who could follow Warburton to Nottingham Forest
COMMENT By Harvey Byrne
Nottingham Forest announced the appointment of Mark Warburton as their manager on Tuesday afternoon, just more than a month after he had left Rangers.
The 54-year-old has a history of scouring the market for players he has formerly worked with and knows well.
Now, Football Insider have identified three possible players he may look to bring to the famous Midlands club from Rangers:
The veteran defender was brought to Ibrox in the summer by Warburton in an attempt to add more experience to the back line.
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The 38-year-old has been one of few successes in the Gers’ back four this season and most recently gained hero status after scoring a dramatic late equaliser in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Celtic.
However, with his current contract set to run out in the summer alongside a previous spell with Nottingham Forest in 2011, he may be eager to move back to the English second tier to see out the rest of his career.
Garner, 28, was another summer addition made by Warburton in an attempt to add more firepower to his side for the upcoming Premiership campaign.
But, after signing for a fee of £1.5million from Preston he has so far unimpressed with just four league goals and two assists in 22 fixtures.
Also like Hill, Garner spent time at Forest where he scored 10 goals in 55 appearances between 2008 and 2011.
A return to similar surroundings could be enticing for the powerful striker and he could be ideal in helping a struggling Nottingham Forest side move up the league with his ball holding ability alongside Britt Assombalonga.
Warburton’s last signing as Rangers boss was the 23-year-old goalkeeper, who is now playing backup to Wes Foderingham after Matt Gilks’ departure.
Like Gilks, Alnwick could also be on his way for a swift departure as he still waits to make his senior debut for the Glaswegian side.
The young shot-stopper had played in England throughout his career before Rangers with Newcastle, Gateshead, Bradford and Port Vale respectively.
Now, with Forest currently playing Jordan Smith between the sticks, Warburton may look to strengthen the goalkeeper position with Alnwick in the summer.
In other Rangers transfer news, the Gers are eyeing this international defender who wants Scotland move.