Rangers legend has transfer advice for Gers boss Mark Warburton

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Rangers need to make permanent signings in the summer transfer window, says Gers legend Derek Johnstone.

Derek Johnstone has written in The Glasgow Evening Times that Rangers need to make permanent signings in the summer transfer window.

The Rangers legend believes that manager Mark Warburton should not just bring in players on loan from other clubs.

“Mark Warburton revealed earlier this week that he has been involved in discussions with a number of leading Barclays Premier League clubs over various matters including the recruitment of players on loan for next term,” Johnstone, who played for Rangers in the 1970s and 1980s and is a club legend, wrote in The Glasgow Evening Times.

“This, of course, can suit his purposes should he be able to get someone in who is capable of adding to the team and doing a specific job. But my own view is that most Rangers supporters want guys who are going to be part of the club for two or three years rather than six months or a season.

“There is no harm bringing in a couple of players on temporary agreements, but you have to ask what you are going to be left with when they return to their parent clubs.”

Rangers are going strong in the Scottish Championship at the moment and are set to gain automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership at the end of the season.

While the Gers could sign players on loan from top clubs in England in the summer transfer window, Johnstone has a point regarding bringing in players who will stay at the club beyond six months or a season.

After all, signing a player on loan means that Rangers are going to develop him for his parent club.

For the Glasgow giants to make themselves competitive in the long run, they need quality players who will remain at Ibrox for a number of years.

Rangers are at the top of the Scottish Championship table at the moment with 72 points from 28 matches.

The Glasgow giants are 14 points clear of second-placed Falkirk, who have played two more games than third-placed Hibernian.

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