Report: Warburton wants surprise reunion with Lewis Macleod, loan bid expected

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Mark Warburton is reportedly looking to bring Lewis Macleod back to Rangers.

According to the Daily Record, new Rangers boss Mark Warburton is hoping to bring Lewis Macleod back to Ibrox this summer.

Warburton, 52, was appointed as the new Rangers manager on Monday afternoon, taking over from Stuart McCall in the Ibrox dugout.

Having lost to Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership play-off final, Rangers now face another season in the Scottish Championship - and Warburton will be expected to win the title and take the club to the top flight.

Yet, with 11 out-of-contract players leaving the club on free transfers, Warburton has a thin squad at his disposal - and needs to act quickly to build his own squad.

There is now a belief that ex-Rangers defender Danny Wilson could make a surprise return to Ibrox, and as well as that, the Daily Record report that there could be another reunion on the cards, with Warburton keen to re-sign Lewis Macleod.

Warburton signed Macleod for Brentford just five months ago, but the young midfielder has still yet to make his Brentford debut in English football after a spate of fitness issues ever since leaving Rangers.

With Warburton now in charge at Ibrox, the Daily Record believe that he wants to hand Macleod a quick return to Glasgow, and is expected to make a bid to snap up the 20-year-old on a season-long loan deal in a move which would certainly please Rangers fans who were gutted to see him leave in the winter transfer window.

Macleod could well be open to reuniting with Warburton, and with the player needing games in order to develop, Brentford may be willing to sanction a loan deal back to his former club.

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