Frank McParland claims Rangers fans make the ideal signings, amid Dorrans speculation

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Rangers would love to sign fans of the club, according to Ibrox recruitment chief Frank McParland.

Rangers' head of recruitment Frank McParland has told the Daily Mail that the ideal signings for the club are players who grew up supporting the Gers.

Mark Warburton's men won the Scottish Championship, Petrofac Training Cup, and can make it a domestic treble in the Scottish Cup final on Sunday afternoon.

Warburton is already preparing for the Scottish Premiership next season, and he's secured the signings of Accrington Stanley duo Matt Crooks and Josh Windass, as well as Liverpool teenager Jordan Rossiter.

Head of recruitment McParland is playing a huge role in the signing of new players, and may hold the key to signing Joey Barton, having tempted the midfielder into joining him at Burnley last summer.

The former Liverpool academy director - who was instrumental in snatching Rossiter last week - has now been speaking to the Daily Mail about his role at Ibrox and the search for new signings.

McParland particularly drew attention to midfielder Andy Halliday, who joined Rangers way before McParland even arrived at Ibrox, because he's a boyhood Rangers fan.

McParland stated that the ideal signing is a player who supports Rangers, because they have an affinity with the club already, and their passion shows on the pitch - just as it did with Halliday last season.

"To be honest, the ideal is to take a Ranger supporter, said McParland. "People might scoff at that, but it’s the truth. Because they have the affinity with what we are trying to do."

"You see that with Andy Halliday here. He typifies a lot of what we want to do. Unbelievable character, loves the club, knows how we play and is a good lad. Put all that together and you get a top player," he added.

Interestingly, The Scottish Sun reported earlier this week that Rangers are keen to land Norwich City star Graham Dorrans in a deal which could cost more than £1.5m.

The 29-year-old Scotland international was born in Glasgow and grew up a Rangers fan, meaning he fits the criteria as an ideal signing for McParland and the Gers this summer - if they can find the money to land him.

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