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David Weir highlights a problem Rangers need to fix to be a successful club again

The Rangers assistant has been disappointed with the quality of scouting that has gone on at Ibrox recently.

Former Rangers and Scotland defender and current Gers assistant manager David Weir has been talking to the media about one of the big problems he has perceived at Ibrox in recent years, with the Evening Times quoting him as being very much critical of the Rangers scouting system in recent years.

The 45-year-old assured Gers fans that he and manager Mark Warburton are looking into how to improve things in that department, even if it will take a bit of time to get right.

"Scouting is a fundamental part of any football club and it is a big thing Rangers have lacked," Weir is quoted as saying by the Times. "The scouting structure hasn't been as thorough as it needs to be and my experience is that the best clubs have the best scouting structures.

"It is something that over a period of time the club needs to put in place. It is definitely one thing we are working on but there has been no changes as of yet."

Weir admitted that the club's problems in promoting players through their youth teams, or bringing in quality to strengthen the side, were something that would take time to address.

"Is that having an impact on attempts to rebuild the squad? Yeah, it makes it harder obviously," he added. "If you have got people and a structure in place that helps. But that takes time. It's important that with players we make the right decisions and it's the same staffing wise."

It is likely the Light Blues will now be considering a huge revamp of their recruitment system under the new management pair, but Weir made it clear that he and Warburton would rather take their time to get it right, than rush just for the sake of adding numbers on the playing staff.

And that should be encouraging news to Rangers supporters, who will be wanting the right ones to come in to the club, rather than anyone.

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