Warburton: Rangers are 'making good progress' over deal to sign John Eustace

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Rangers manager Mark Warburton has admitted that he is working hard to sign John Eustace.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told talkSPORT that the club are 'making good progress' in their bid to sign midfielder John Eustace.

Rangers made their first two signings of the summer earlier this week, snapping up defender Danny Wilson and Rob Kiernan as new manager Warburton begins to build his squad.

Now, Warburton's attention will turn to other new signings, with many holes in the squad having allowed 11 out of contract players to leave the club earlier this summer.

One player who could be set for a move to Ibrox is midfielder Eustace, who is also interesting Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday, according to the Daily Record.

The 35-year-old veteran is a free agent having been released by Derby County, and could now make the move to Ibrox alongside his former Watford coach Warburton.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Warburton admitted that there is 'good progress' over the deal, and he is working hard to get the player to Glasgow.

"We are making good progress," said Warburton. "It is about both parties coming together and meeting all the relevant points. He is one of those players that are few and far between and has the experience to link it all together."

"Off the pitch, he can add that value and discipline to the squad and lead by example. We are working hard and hope it can all come together," he added.

Risky move?

Eustace is not only 35 and coming to the end of his career, but he also hasn't even played since January having suffered a knee injury.

Over five months on, Eustace has had surgery on his knee and is looking to make his comeback, but there must be concerns over his durability given his age and recent injury history.

Rangers must be careful not to sink too much money into a player with obvious concerns - but Warburton is no doubt aware of that.

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