After two-month Ibrox trial, Rangers need to decide over signing John Eustace

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John Eustace's trial at Rangers has now passed the two month mark.

Rangers have heavily backed their new manager Mark Warburton over the summer, with a host of new signings arriving at Ibrox.

Wes Foderingham, James Tavernier, Rob Kiernan, Danny Wilson, Dominic Ball, Andrew Halliday, Jason Holt, Gedion Zelalem, Nathan Oduwa and Martyn Waghorn have all been snapped up by Rangers, giving Warburton ten new signings.

However, one player's future and potential move to Rangers remains up in the air, with John Eustace still on trial with the Glaswegians.

Rangers confirmed on their official website over two months ago that Eustace had begun a trial with the club in a bid to reunite with his former Watford coach Warburton.

The 35-year-old midfielder left Derby County at the end of his contract earlier this summer, but Rangers always intended on giving Eustace a lengthy trial due to a season-ending knee injury suffered in January.

Now though, that trial period is now over two months long, and whilst the transfer window is closed and Rangers can sign free agent Eustace whenever they choose, it's now time for Warburton to consider making a decision over Eustace's future.

The veteran's experience and leadership would be great additions to a young, developing Rangers side, but the concerns over his fitness continue to linger.

If, at two months in to his stay at Ibrox, Rangers still aren't sure whether Eustace can play a part this season, then it may be time for Rangers and Warburton to look elsewhere.

Warburton could even choose to look to other free agents to provide that experience that Eustace would offer in midfield, and whilst Warburton and Eustace clearly have a connection from their time together at Watford, a decision should be made in the near future after plenty of indecision over his status in recent weeks.

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