According to the Daily Record, Rangers boss Mark Warburton is looking to make 'at least one big winter deal' - and his priority is to add some experience to his squad.
The Gers made a host of signings over the summer, including Wes Foderingham, James Tavernier, Rob Kiernan, Danny Wilson, Jason Holt and Martyn Waghorn, and each of those players has played their part in Rangers being top of the Scottish Championship.
However, with Falkirk and Hibernian just three points behind, Rangers must make further additions this month to stay top of the table, and Warburton has already snapped up Polish goalkeeper Maciej Gostomski and Doncaster winger Harry Forrester on six-month contracts.
Now, whilst the Daily Record report that talks are underway with Accrington pair Matt Crooks and Josh Windass over joining the club on pre-contract agreements, it's also stated that manager Warburton is still plotting something bigger this month.
The report suggests that Warburton is looking to make 'at least one big winter deal', and an anonymous source at Ibrox states that the Gers boss is prioritising some experience.
"But Warburton remains hopeful of doing at least one big winter deal after sealing short-term contracts for Harry Forrester and keeper Maciej Gostomski," the report reads.
It's added that the source said: “The two lads from Accrington are more signings for the longer term as opposed to the ongoing promotion campaign. It is likely they won’t even come to Glasgow until the summer. But Warburton needs some experienced reinforcements for the second half of the season and that’s his priority at this moment.”
Rangers have a youthful squad, and a veteran presence to help see them over the line and win promotion would be a vital addition, especially after the collapse of a deal for John Eustace.
The ex-Derby man, 36, had been on trial at Rangers, but the deal fell apart over his fitness and personal reasons, leaving Warburton to look elsewhere.
Adding an experienced defensive midfielder to protect the back four like Eustace did at Derby should be a priority for Warburton, and that could well be the big deal he has planned this month.