Rob Kiernan explains what he said to Mark Warburton before signing for Rangers

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Rob Kiernan has discussed his move to Rangers having signed today.

Rob Kiernan has told the Rangers official website that he is over the moon to have made his move to Ibrox this afternoon.

The Wigan Athletic centre back has left the League One club in order to join Rangers, penning a two-year contract with the Scottish Championship club.

Kiernan, 24, now arrives in Glasgow to reunite with Mark Warburton, who not only worked with him at Watford, but also joined him at Brentford.

Kiernan is expected to start at centre back alongside fellow new arrival Danny Wilson, and now discussed his move during an interview with the Rangers official website - even admitting that he told new manager Warburton that he had 'no doubt' about making the move to Scotland.

"I'm over the moon to be honest," said Kiernan. "I'm so glad it's been done now and I can concentrate on going forward. When Mark phoned me I think that was the persuading factor. I've known Mark for a while and I've been eager to work with him for a long time."

"As soon as I saw that he got the (Rangers) job that was something I was definitely interested in. When he gave me the phone call I said 'Listen Mark, there's no doubt in my mind I'll come and play for you and for Rangers'. What an opportunity," he added.

Scottish experience

Kiernan has spent the majority of his career in English football, but did spent a short loan spell north of the border with Kilmarnock.

The former Republic of Ireland Under-21 defender only played five games for Killie, but will at least know what to expect from Scottish football thanks to that spell.

That could be vital for Warburton as he looks to build his own team at Rangers, with Kiernan likely to adjust to life in the Scottish Championship quickly.

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