Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton explained in the Daily Record that he feels Rangers manager Mark Warburton is facing a challenge with any player he wants to sign in the transfer market this summer.
The dust has settled on Warburton becoming Rangers boss and his focus will now be on next season and ensuring he’s got a squad, which is capable of winning promotion automatically into the Scottish Premiership.
It won’t be easy considering the pressure which is on the Scottish Championship club and Sutton feels Warburton faces a real challenge to get the right men in place who can help the club to move forward.
“Mark Warburton has joined and you would expect Rangers to get automatic promotion but that’s not a given, especially after last season. They had the second biggest budget in the country and failed,” he said.
“It will be interesting to see who Mark Warburton gets in, he’ll have his work cut out. They will have to offer bigger wages than other clubs. That seems to be the only route.”
What will help Warburton as he goes after players who will require high wage deals is that he’s a very modest coach and a manager who will appeal to any potential signing.
He has experience of taking a smaller club in the English Championship and making them genuine candidates for promotion into the Premier League, which shows the effect he can have in terms of motivating players on an individual and collective basis.
His work rate is superb and he will not stop trying to get Rangers into a better position by the time the competitive action returns in the Scottish Championship.
What he can’t allow to happen is for Rangers to be held to ransom over any transfer deal, which creates negative knock on effects the club could do without.