Report: Rob Kiernan and Danny Wilson could join Rangers in next 48 hours

Rangers could sign two defenders within the next 48 hours, according to reports.

According to The Sun, Rangers are expected to confirm the signings of defenders Danny Wilson and Rob Kiernan within the next 48 hours.

Having appointed new manager Mark Warburton earlier this week, the Rangers boss is now looking to mould a squad that can not only compete for the Scottish Championship title, but also hold its own in the Premiership should they win promotion.

With 11 first team players leaving Ibrox on free transfers at the end of their contracts, Warburton has been left with a thin squad in desperate need of additions.

Fortunately, The Sun believe that Warburton is already closing in on his first two signings as Rangers manager - and deals could be announced in the next 48 hours.

The first is Wigan Athletic centre back Rob Kiernan, who worked with Warburton at both Watford and Brentford. The Irish defender, 24, will join for a fee of just £220,000 according to The Sun, completing an exit from Wigan after their relegation to League One.

The second is another central defender, with ex-Rangers youngster Danny Wilson set to complete a surprise return to Ibrox.

The 23-year-old defender left Hearts this summer despite captaining the club to promotion from the second tier, and having held talks with Rangers this week, Wilson is also expected to join.

The report states that both deals are expected to be done within the next 48 hours, with the duo expected to become Rangers' first choice centre back pairing next season.

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