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Mark Warburton on why Frank McParland is a 'tremendous' acquisition for Rangers

The Gers boss is over the moon with the club's latest addition.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has heaped praise on new Head of Recruitment Frank McParland and suggested his decision to join is a sign of the club’s progress.

McParland comes with a well-stocked CV, having worked at the likes of Liverpool and Watford, and has left promotion-chasing Burnley in the Championship South of the border to join Warburton on his Rangers mission.

The experienced recruiter will oversee every aspect of the club’s transfer dealings and collaborate with Warburton and Craig Mullholland over recruitment policy.

“Our job was to come in here and take the football department forward as quickly as possible, and while we’ve spoken about the recruitment of players as being important, the recruitment of staff is equally as important, and to get this level of staff, this calibre of staff coming on board, and buying into the Rangers project is tremendous for us,” said Warburton, in an interview on Rangers TV.

“He’s a man of knowledge and experience, and he understands the game too. He has a great reputation in terms of finding players both young and older, so I am in no doubt he will be of an enormous benefit for Rangers Football Club.”

McParland’s appointment is yet another reason for Gers fans to be excited about the direction their club is heading and his impact in the upcoming transfer windows will make for an interesting watch.

Warburton hasn’t fared too badly with his own recruitment so far - with the likes of Martyn Waghorn and James Tavernier making instant and huge impacts on the Rangers first team - but McParland is being brought in to cast the net further than Warburton’s knowledge of the lower leagues in England.

Rangers expect to challenge for the SPL at the first time of asking and McParland’s arrival could be a major step in making sure they do so.

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