Rangers' head of recruitment hints club may follow Harry Forrester deal with further signings this January

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The Gers are clearly hoping that they can use the next month to significantly improve their chances of clinching the Championship title.

Rangers' head of recruitment Frank McParland has hinted to Sky Sports that the Scottish Championship leaders could be busy during the January transfer window, before explaining the criteria with which they use to decide whether to go after a player or not. 

The Gers have already completed a deal for midfielder Harry Forrester this week (via Sky Sports), and while McParland insisted that Mark Warburton's squad is very strong, he did suggest that the former Doncaster man may not be the only arrival this month. 

"Hopefully we'll be very busy, whether it is signing players or just doing our job day-to-day, we need to look and need to improve," McParland told Sky Sports.

"We don't need to do loads because we have got some really good players here so if we can add a little bit I'm sure we will."

Forrester was quite clearly highly thought of at Ibrox before his move, as McParland also revealed that the club only tend to go after players who get the approval of the manager, his assistant David Weir and McParland himself. And if the trio cannot agree on a player, they usually abandon their interest.

"If I like a player, and I know what players the manager and David want as we've worked together very closely, the three of us sit down and we'll look at three or four players, categorise them, put them in order and then that's when we start our work," he added.

"But the three of us normally have to be happy with the players. If one of us isn't happy we normally move on."

With Rangers top of the table, and with summer signings like Martyn Waghorn, James Tavernier and Jason Holt becoming influential members of the side, it appears that the Gers' strategy when it comes to recruiting players is having a positive impact in their efforts to return to the top flight. 

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