Dave King makes bold claim over Rangers' intentions following Scott Allan bid

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Rangers chairman Dave King claims the club will 'five or six' Scott Allans in year's time.

Rangers chairman Dave King has told the Daily Record that the club intend to have 'five or six' Scott Allans at Ibrox in a year's time.

King has certainly backed new manager Mark Warburton over the last few months, allowing the Rangers boss to bring in ten new signings.

Wes Foderingham, James Tavernier, Rob Kiernan, Danny Wilson, Dominic Ball, Andy Halliday, Jason Holt, Gedion Zelalem, Nathan Oduwa and Martyn Waghorn have all arrived in Glasgow over the summer, but Rangers missed out on their top target.

Midfielder Scott Allan had starred with Rangers' Scottish Championship rivals Hibernian last season, and as reported by STV, Warburton's men had three bids rejected for the 23-year-old.

Yet just weeks later, Allan made the controversial move to sign for Rangers' Old Firm rivals Celtic, drawing plenty of criticism from Rangers supporters in the process.

Now, Rangers chairman Dave King has told the Daily Record that Celtic's move to weaken Rangers' divisional rival is actually a good thing for them - and promised fans that they would have 'five or six' players as good as Scott Allan within a year's time.

"It was nice of them to help us out! Next season is a different season - next season we will have another five or six Scott Allans," said King.

"Scott Allan is one player. The value to us of having him taken away from Hibs is more than the value for us having him the next couple of years," he added.

That is a bold, ambitious claim from King, but he will know that the pulling power of Rangers will only increase if they win promotion this season.

With nine wins from nine games under Warburton, Rangers are pushing for a return to the top flight - and if they achieve that, Rangers may well be able to lure players of the quality of Allan to Ibrox.

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