Rangers head of recruitment McParland outlines January transfer plans

Rangers are looking for one or two new players in the January transfer window.

Speaking to the official Rangers YouTube channel, head of recruitment Frank McParland has outlined what the Gers are hoping to achieve in January, bringing one or two Scottish players to the club.

He said: “Certainly for this window I’m just going to focus upon bringing one or two players in. The first place we should be looking for players is here [Scotland]. Obviously, financially it is a little bit easier than down south. We’ll look here for the first-team as well as the academy, as the more players we’ve got from Scotland the better.”

Rangers completed a wealth of transfer business over the summer, both losing and signing a number of players under Mark Warburton’s guidance.

That was necessary in the summer, as Warburton wanted to build the club in his view, but January business requires a more specific touch.

The current squad are performing exceptionally well, and Warburton wants to continue improving his team without the risk of upsetting his current players by bringing in too many new players.

McParland has admitted that only one or two players are set to come in to Ibrox in January, and he has also said that these signings will hopefully be from the Scottish leagues.

The ability to sign players from Scotland keeps the identity of the club, and although it is not always possible to find the correct profile of player in the Scottish leagues, it is certainly less of a burden from a financial standpoint.

Rangers have a squad that already looks good enough to win the Championship this season, but Warburton and McParland are not standing still in the transfer window when January comes around, in preparation of their return to the Premiership.

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