Report: Warburton eyeing Diagouraga and O'Halloran to aid Rangers' promotion push

Rangers are reportedly targeting quick deals for Toumani Diagouraga and Michael O'Halloran - and Mark Warburton thinks the duo can win promotion for the Ibrox club.

According to the Daily Record, Rangers boss Mark Warburton wants to bring Brentford midfielder Toumani Diagouraga and St. Johnstone's Michael O'Halloran to Ibrox quickly.

The Gers have been active in the transfer market already this month, having snapped up goalkeeper Maciej Gostomski and playmaker Harry Forrester on six-month contracts.

Manager Warburton then signed pre-contract agreements with Accrington pair Matt Crooks and Josh Windass, meaning both players will arrive at Ibrox in the summer.

However, it's now believed that Warburton is still targeting two more new signings, with Brentford midfielder Toumani Diagouraga and St. Johnstone forward Michael O'Halloran on his wishlist.

The Daily Record report that, despite being warned off moves for both players, Warburton is desperate to sign both players in quick deals, because he wants them in his squad as soon as possible to aid Rangers' promotion bid.

It's stated that Warburton thinks signing both players can setup Rangers perfectly to win promotion this season, given the quality of the duo.

Diagouraga, 28, is a big, strong defensive midfielder who worked with Warburton at both Watford and Brentford, and would perfectly fill a role that Rangers are lacking right now.

Meanwhile, O'Halloran, 25, hit ten goals for St. Johnstone last season, and the former Celtic youngster produced a superb performance against Rangers in the Scottish League Cup earlier this term.

Neither player will come cheap, and Rangers may have to delve deep into their pockets to sign both players - but it seems clear that Warburton sees them as the players to help Rangers get out of the Scottish Premiership and back up into the top flight.

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