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Mark Warburton details how he intends to change player recruitment approach at Rangers

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The Gers boss has big plans for the Ibrox club.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has revealed how he intends to approach recruitment at the club going forward, in quotes published by the Daily Record.

The Gers boss has so far relied upon his knowledge of players South of the border to improve the squad, but he has greater ambitions for the future.

Warburton will look to introduce a scouting network with the purpose of widening the club’s reach while retaining attention to detail and focusing on the right player profiles.

“We have to build something that lasts,” said the former Brentford manager.

“If you look at short-term fixes they never work, and certainly not for Rangers.

“The club has come through a tumultuous period so it’s about strong foundations and ensuring the playing squads are the right quality coming through. We have to make sure the staffing is of the highest quality and move the whole football department forward. If we can do that, hopefully we’ll be in a good place.

“We’re making some real inroads in the scouting set-up and I’m confident in the very near future we’ll have something to say on that,” he added.

Warburton’s methods thus far have paid off - with summer arrivals like Martyn Waghorn, James Tavernier and Nathan Oduwa making an instant impact on the Gers first-team - but his desire to expand operations is an indication of the ambition of both the man and the club.

Rangers will be expecting to compete at the first time of asking in the SPL and improving the squad with the right kind of players is key to ensuring they do.

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