Warburton admits Europe could impact Rangers' transfer plans, discusses Crooks and Windass

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Rangers have a chance to qualify for next season's Europa League.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told the club's official YouTube channel that qualifying for Europe will impact the club's transfer plans, even with Matt Crooks and Josh Windass arriving.

The Gers have enjoyed a superb week, first clinching the Scottish Championship title and subsequent promotion to the Premiership with a 1-0 win over Dumbarton, before winning the Petrofac Training Cup by beating Peterhead 4-0 on Sunday.

Now, the attention turns to this coming weekend's huge Scottish Cup semi-final clash with Old Firm rivals Celtic, and there is certainly more than bragging rights on offer for the winner.

A place in the final is up for grabs, and winning the Scottish Cup final gives you qualification to the Europa League. That won't be much of a carrot for Celtic, who will be qualifying for the Champions League, but for Rangers, that would be a huge achievement.

Speaking ahead of Sunday's game with Peterhead, Warburton told the club's official YouTube channel that qualifying for Europe would have a big impact on Rangers' transfer plans this summer, as they would need a couple more players on top of the five that he already wants - even with two players already signed up.

Accrington duo Matt Crooks and Josh Windass have signed pre-contract deals with Rangers and will join this summer, but Warburton hinted that whilst the young duo have bright futures ahead of them at Ibrox, they are still young and may not be key players immediately.

"We've got two young boys coming in," said Warburton. "They're boys coming in who are young and will have a big role to play in the club going forward I hope, but right now they're young, coming from Accrington, so what we have to do is look at what players we think are available to add quality."

"We're never going to add numbers for numbers sake. Is there a European campaign next season? We'll find out after the 17th and hopefully after the final, so that would impact our numbers, one or two more would be needed for that campaign, so there are still question to be answered. What we have to do is have the options at hand, and make the move when it's appropriate." he added.

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