Rangers

By Emma Sanders

Mark Warburton has admitted Rangers have named up to seven targets who they will aim to get in the January transfer window, and all of them are European.

The Gers boss went on to explain it was crucial he made the right signings, with new additions having the potential to disrupt unity in the squad.

It’s clear the Scottish giants need to bring in new recruits and Rangers could opt to bring in some reinforcements in midfield given unexpected long-term injuries to Jordan Rossiter and Niko Kranjcar.

“Too many players coming in is more damaging than no players coming in. You can upset the unity of a dressing room,” said Warburton, as reported by the Daily Record.

“The work is going on now and you have to identify four, five, six, seven targets and see who you can get. They are all European.”

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Joey Barton was a marquee summer signing but a dressing room bust-up and disciplinary action from the FA led to a lengthy stand-off between Rangers and the midfielder.

He was eventually released but an extensive injury list has left Warburton with a reduced squad and Rangers have struggled to gain consistency in the Scottish Premiership so far this season.

They currently sit in second place following a 2-0 victory against Hearts on Saturday and despite consolidating their position, they are still eight points off Celtic, who have three games in hand at the top of the table.

The Hoops remain unbeaten and Rangers look a shadow of Brendan Rodgers’ side so Warburton faces a battle in January to bring in new recruits who can give his team a much-needed spark.

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