Although talks between the former Derby County midfielder and Rangers have been going on for a few weeks, as confirmed by STV in late-June, the finalisation of his signing is yet to be confirmed and announced.
The 35-year-old, who has recently recovered from a long-term injury, may not be a headline-making signing. However, with time, he could well prove that he is worth his weight in gold and play a key role in Rangers’ promotion to the Scottish Premier League.
53 appearances: 34 wins, 12 draws, 7 defeats
Although the experienced midfielder was rarely the match winner for Derby, it was evident that his influence and presence on the pitch allowed those around him to play with freedom.
Just seven defeats in 53 appearances for Derby, with those coming against: Reading, Nottingham Forest, Queens Park Rangers, Burnley, Wigan twice and Chelsea, shows just how big of an impact he had considering the Rams have failed to win promotion to the Premier League.
Last season, before his injury, the Rams won nine out of the 14 games he played in and lost just the once. The East Midlands club conceded just the nine goals in those 14 games and kept eight clean sheets.
He proved to be a popular figure among Derby fans and most would argue that had he stayed fit last season, the Rams would have won the Championship with ease.
Mark Warburton will be quietly confident he can have a similar impact with Rangers should he sign on a full-time basis.