NEW signings could be imminent at Rangers – according to boss Mark Warburton.
The Light Blues have been heavily linked with a number of targets during the current transfer window, with nine players having already been added to Warburton’s squad so far.
And, speaking at this afternoon’s press conference, the manager revealed deals are close on more additions to take the number of signings made this summer into double figures.
He explained: “We are making progress on some targets, and that work has gone on now for a number of weeks. Hopefully we are very near a conclusion on one or two.
“It wouldn’t be right to speak about individuals, but we are close, and I hope we can complete them in the next 24-28 hours maximum.
“We have to look to improve the quality of the squad and the moment we stop taking the club forward, we are dead in the water, so we have to keep aspiring to signing ever-better players, and some of the names mentioned are high quality players.
“I’m optimistic as we have to keep raising the profile of the club. They know about the history of the club, know about the stature of the club, and hopefully, we can keep pushing forward, and if we can do that and keep pushing forward, then it’s almost self-fulfilling.”
Meanwhile, the manager gave an update on Phillipe Senderos who has been training with the club this week, saying: “Phillipe, I can’t speak highly enough about him. He hadn’t been training for a team for a few weeks, but his level of fitness was outstanding. His CV is well documented and the way he has fitted into the group has been first class, as has the way he has adapted to our training.
“We have to look at a number of options and I have been very, very impressed by Phillipe. He is training with us, though he won’t be involved over the weekend as he has gone to Geneva for a couple of days.
“We are very pleased with what we have seen, but we have to make sure that we look at all of our options and treat people the right way as well. Players want to know and have honest feedback.”
Warburton hinted strongly the additions he is lining up will the last he makes to his squad in this transfer window, with him then being more than satisfied with the number of players he has in each position.
He added: “What we need is four centre-halves and four strikers. We have Rob [Kiernan], we have Danny [Wilson] and we have Clint [Hill] at the back, and we are happy with all of them, and then we have Kenny [Miller], Martyn [Waghorn] and Joe [Dodoo] up front. Again, we are looking for one more in each department, and in the rest of the areas we are covered.
“So we have for one or two players more in terms of strength in depth than we had last season. You saw recently when Danny was suspended we only had Rob and Clint – we had no other centre-half options at all.
“Lee Hodson provides the full-back option for us, and he is pushing hard, as is Matt Gilks for goalkeeper, and we have well-documented options in midfield.”
Today also saw confirmation that a mutual termination of midfielder Robbie Crawford’s contract has been agreed.