Mark Warburton admits he has transfer targets in mind following Rangers appointment

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New Rangers manager Mark Warburton has 'two or three' transfer targets in mind.

Newly-appointed Rangers boss Mark Warburton has told the club's official website that he does have a list of preferred transfer targets.

Warburton, 52, was appointed Rangers manager earlier today, penning a three-year contract at Ibrox as Stuart McCall's replacement following the play-off final defeat to Motherwell.

The former city trader earned a strong reputation during his time as Brentford boss, having taken the Bees to automatic promotion from League One in 2014, and then earning a play-off place in the Championship this past season.

However, a structural re-organisation at Griffin Park led to Warburton's exit, and that surprise departure has now handed Rangers a new manager as they look to win promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

With 11 out-of-contract players leaving Rangers this summer, Warburton inherits a thin squad at Ibrox, and will certainly need to bring in new signings this summer.

Speaking to the club's official website, Warburton admitted that he does already have a list of potential transfer targets in mind, but acknowledged how difficult it can be to sign so many players.

"Yeah, we have some targets," said Warburton. "I think any new manager or coach would have his preferred targets, but again they’re not always easy. But we certainly have two or three players we’ll be hoping we can bring in."

The Sun believe that former Rangers defender Danny Wilson could make a surprise return to Ibrox this summer, so the centre back could well be one of Warburton's top targets.

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