ALLY McCOIST will today have discussions aimed at determining whether a deal can be done to bring trialist Belil Mohsni to Rangers permanently.

The French-Tunisian played the first half of last night’s 1-0 friendly victory against Elgin City at Borough Briggs and again looked composed in defence.

Mohsni, 25, has done well since coming to Gers on trial a week ago and the manager is now keen to bring things to a head.

He said: “I thought Belil did well again at Elgin and we’ll obviously have a wee chat with him and his agent in the next 24 hours.

“We’ll see if we can maybe take things a little bit further. No decision has been made yet and I want to hear his views as well.

“It would be good to know if he has enjoyed himself and if he’d like to stay. He has certainly impressed us.”

The Light Blues also remain interested in Bosnian international centre-half Boris Pandza, who is available after leaving Belgian side Mechelen.

Discussions with his representatives continue at present and McCoist is becoming increasingly optimistic an agreement can be reached on that front.

He added: “Pandza is someone we’re still very hopeful we can do something with. I know Craig (Mather) has spoken to his agent.

“I have also spoken to Boris and he is keen to come. We’re keen to have him too so there’s a good chance we can get something done.

“There’s still a lot of work to be done to get that deal over the line but I’m hopeful we’ll know one way or the other what’s happening in the next 24 to 48 hours.”

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