Mark Warburton details what Neil McIlhargey will bring to Rangers

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The Gers boss continues to add to his backroom staff.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has heaped praise on the latest addition in the Gers’ behind-the-scenes revamp.

Neil McIlhargey joins the club from Warburton’s former side Brentford and will take up a position as Head of Analysis – handling all aspects of performance review and preparation for forthcoming matches at both first-team and Academy level.

Warburton’s meticulous attention to detail and his desire to ensure every aspect of the club is maximising its potential will be key to Rangers’ long-term prospects, and the 53-year old is delighted with McIlhargey’s appointment.

“Neil brings outstanding quality, subject knowledge, and a real drive to perform,” said Warburton on rangers.co.uk.

"He’s worked with the first-team at Watford when they were in the Premier League under Aidy Boothroyd, and I saw his quality there.

“He moved to Brentford and was there for five or six years, and he’s a man who sets up departments, understands the subject and has a real knowledge and interest in it.”

Rangers’ start to the season has been a fantastic one but there is the sense that things will only improve once Warburton has all of his desired arrangements in place.

The club can afford to start planning for life in the top flight next season, given their storming start, and having the right conditions in place will be vital in ensuring they can mount a serious challenge for the SPL title at the first attempt.

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