Rangers boss Mark Warburton outlines his summer strategy in the transfer market, including suggesting how many players he wants signed permanently

The Light Blues appear to be closing in on their return to the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has outlined the business that he is hoping to do during the summer transfer window, and hinted that the Scottish Championship leaders may look to make as many as six permanent signings, according to The Scottish Sun.

The Gers' 14 point lead at the top of the second tier arguably means that Warburton should now be able to switch his attention to making plans for their first season back in the Scottish Premiership. And while the former Brentford boss did not name any particular targets, he did seem to have a clear idea regarding how many players he hopes to bring to Ibrox. 

"I think we need to add four to six players and then look to the loan market," he told The Scottish Sun.

"In the loan market you won't get access until the end of July, because the best young players will be away to Malaysia, Singapore or America with their first-team squads.

"It's about getting the right players in early and then looking to the loans for the start of August."

By going after permanent signings during the early stages of the window, Warburton is not only giving his side the best chance of avoiding a bidding war for certain targets, which may result in their asking prices going up dramatically, but it should also allow him plenty of time to integrate the new signings into the squad so they can understand the philosophy he is trying to instil in his team.

And having seemingly used the loan market very well during his time at both Brentford and Rangers, it would not be a surprise if he is able to once again find the kind of players that provide the finishing touches to the squad he is trying to pull together. 

And having overseen 15 new signings since his arrival, it appears that he will have no problem making sure that their summer plans cause as little upheaval as possible among the existing squad, and in fact, help propel the side back towards where they feel they should be.

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