Mark Warburton confirms Gers sent representatives to watch Chelsea and Sunderland

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Rangers manager Mark Warburton claims the club had representatives watching Chelsea and Sunderland on Monday.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told The Scottish Sun that he had club representatives watching Chelsea Under-21's take on Sunderland Under-21's on Monday.

The Gers made it two 4-0 wins in a row on Tuesday night, beating Dumbarton at Ibrox just days after hammering St. Mirren at home too.

Goals from Jason Holt, Martyn Waghorn, Nathan Oduwa and Andy Halliday gave Rangers a convincing victory, and manager Warburton spoke after the final whistle.

Warburton was particularly asked about speculation that the agent of Accrington star Josh Windass was in attendance at Ibrox, accelerating rumours that he could make his way to Rangers in January.

However, Warburton told The Scottish Sun that agents and scouts are all over the place at all times, even revealing that Rangers representatives watched Chelsea Under-21's take on Sunderland Under-21's on Monday.

"There are agents everywhere. We had people at Chelsea and Sunderland last night," said Warburton following the win over Dumbarton.

Warburton has already used contacts in London to secure loan deals for Tottenham duo Dominic Ball and Nathan Oduwa, as well as Arsenal wonderkid Gedion Zelalem.

Now, with the January transfer window just weeks away from opening, Warburton could look to ask Chelsea for loan deals, with striker Tammy Abraham a sensible target after scoring against Sunderland on Monday.

Fans would no doubt prefer to see permanent signings, but if Warburton can use his contacts in London to improve the squad even on a temporary basis, it should help Rangers build a squad capable of winning the Scottish Championship title this season.

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