Rangers boss Warburton on what has impressed him about summer signings

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Rangers brought in 11 new players over the summer.

Speaking to the official Rangers website, Mark Warburton has claimed he has been very impressed with the character shown by the 11 players he brought to Ibrox over the summer, who are impressing despite still only adapting to Scottish football.

Warburton said: “We had 11 new players come to the club in the summer and they are dealing with all new circumstances and situations. It speaks volumes for their character, their quality of course and professionalism, their application and their desire. They want to be here, they want to play for Rangers, and we said right at the start we want players who want to be here and want to contribute to Rangers Football Club.”

Warburton’s first job when appointed Rangers manager was to rebuild a playing squad which was decimated following the release of a number of first-team players at the end of last season.

Not only did he need to bring players in, but they had to be players who could realistically compete for promotion from the Scottish Championship - a task the squad is already fulfilling.

They had to buy into the club’s philosophy, and Warburton has been struck by how all the players have shown that they want to be at Ibrox, and want to be playing under him for Rangers.

The likes of Martyn Waghorn and James Tavernier have started their permanent careers at Ibrox in perfect style, whilst even the loan players - Nathan Oduwa and Dominic Ball from Tottenham, and Gedion Zelalem from Arsenal - have bought into what the club stand for and how they are trying to move forward.

This combination of talented players and strong work ethic has been central to Rangers’ early season success, and with the current squad playing as they are, promotion back to the top flight looks a real possibility this season.

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