Mark Warburton plays down Rangers’ interest in Scott Allan

Rangers have been linked with making a move for Scott Allan, also wanted by Celtic.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Rangers manager Warburton addressed the rumours linking his team with a move for Hibs midfielder Scott Allan.

He said: “He’s one of 100 players given to us, but right now it’s about doing our homework. That’s the important thing, as we have to create the environment here where talented players want to come and play with Rangers.”

Although not denying interest in Allan, Warburton is very non-committal as to whether Rangers will actually make a move for him.

The Sun have been reporting for some time that Rangers have been scouting Allan, primarily since the Gers defeated Hibs in the Championship play-off semi-final, whilst Celtic have also been showing an interest in him.

The talented 23-year-old was named Championship player of the year for 2014/15, having played a vital role in securing a second-placed finish for Hibs. He scored two goals and registered 15 assists in 30 games, winning a wealth of praise for a series of consistently top class performances.

The links with Rangers primary came about under the management of Stuart McCall, and Warburton’s comments suggest that he is not as keen on Allan as his predecessor was.

Allan would drastically improve the Gers first-team squad, but if Warburton believes he can sign better players, it would come as no surprise to see him overlook Allan in favour of his own transfer targets.

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