Warburton praises Rangers-linked Greg Stewart, plays down striker's reported Ibrox return

Mark Warburton has tried to play down talk of Dundee striker Greg Stewart re-joining Rangers.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told the club's official YouTube channel that he's 'bemused' by reports linking him with a move for Dundee's Greg Stewart.

The Gers are likely to be active in next months' transfer window, and speculation earlier today suggested that Warburton is pursuing a move for striker Stewart.

The 25-year-old started his career with Rangers before moving on to Hearts, Syngenta Amateurs and Cowdenbeath, but really made his name with Dundee last season.

With 15 goals last term, Stewart became one of the most dangerous strikers in Scotland, and whilst he has found things a little tougher this season with just five goals, that hasn't stopped interest in his signature.

The Scottish Sun reported today that Rangers are hoping to lure Stewart back to Ibrox in January, given that the Scot had just 18 months left on his Dundee contract.

Gers boss Warburton was asked about the speculation earlier today, and he admitted he was somewhat bemused by the speculation.

He did state that Stewart is a 'very talented' player, but won't make his interest in players known in the public domain, with Warburton preferring to do his work in private.

"I'm amazed to see such headlines," said Warburton. "He’s a very talented player. We look at many players down south and in Scotland of course but I’m bemused by some of the headlines. [Stewart] is not my player and we would not conduct our business that way. He’s just one of many players we’re apparently linked with," he added.

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