Rangers latest: Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s Graeme Shinnie on radar and more

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All the latest news and views from Ibrox, including Rangers’ interest in Inverness Caledonian Thistle defender Graeme Shinnie and David Templeton’s objective…

Rangers eye Graeme Shinnie

Rangers are reportedly interested in signing Graeme Shinnie from Inverness Caledonian Thistle next summer.

According to The Express, the Scottish giants want to reach a pre-contract agreement with the defender in January to facilitate a move at the end of the season.

Rangers manager Ally McCoist is reported to be a ‘long-time admirer of Shinnie’ and wants him as the replacement for Lee Wallace, who is believed to be on the radar of clubs in England.

David Templeton targets more goals

Rangers winger David Templeton has said that he is determined to establish himself in the first team on a regular basis.

The 25-year-old also stated his intent to add to his goals-tally and is quoted as saying by the club’s official website: ‘I think the way that I play I’ll always take players on and try and get assists.

‘If I can get myself back to feeling sharp and get my decision making a lot better, because it wasn’t at its best against Falkirk, then I’m sure I will grab a few goals and some assists as well.

‘I’m happy with my goal return considering I haven’t started many games; I’ve got three coming off the bench.

‘I’ve started five games now so it’s not a lot of games to start but hopefully I can keep myself in there and get a few more goals - getting on the score sheet is something I do enjoy doing’.

Barry Smith's advice to Alloa players

Rangers will take on Alloa Athletic at Ibrox in the Scottish Championship on Saturday.

The Gers will head into the game as the favourites, and Alloa manager Barry Smith has urged his players not to get ‘over-awed’.

‘The players should go and make sure they take part in the game’, he told Alloa Advertiser sport. ‘It is important they don’t get over-awed by the big crowd because it is a game and an atmosphere that they should relish playing in.

‘These are the games as a player and a manager that you want to be involved in, so they should look forward to going there and not fear being taken over by the experience’.

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