Gers chief Dave King discusses January transfer plans, admits talks with Warburton

Rangers chairman Dave King has spoken about the club's January transfer plans.

Rangers chairman Dave King has told the Daily Mail that he has spoken to manager Mark Warburton about the January transfer - but wants a specific type of play.

The Gers have made a strong start to the season, winning 12 of their 14 Scottish Championship games this season, whilst Saturday's 4-0 win over St. Mirren means that Rangers have now qualified for the final of the Petrofac Trianing Cup later this season.

It's all going well for Warburton, but promotion to the Scottish Premiership is the goal, and with Hibernian pushing for the title too, January additions will be needed.

Warburton brought in a total of 11 new signings over the summer, but recent performances have suggested that Rangers do still need to add some new faces in the New Year.

With the opening over the transfer window just over a month away, some fans area already turning their attention towards January, and chairman Dave King is too.

King has told the Daily Mail that, if Rangers make any signings in January, they have to be players that can not only make the step up to the Scottish Premiership, but possibly towards European football too.

King added that he has spoken to Warburton about transfers, stating that if the manager wants to bring in any players, he must bring those names to the Rangers board.

"It is really not as much about winning the league this year, the identification of players in January would be based on our prospects for the year after," said King. "We would have to bring in players we thought were going to compete next season strongly in the Premier League and already looking towards Europe."

"We have chatted to Mark and said if he wants to look at players he must bring them to us, but the mandate is to make sure there are improvements on the squad and it can compete at a high level. They should be long term solutions, not stop gap," he added.

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