Five facts about defender Lee Hodson, who has today signed for Rangers

Lee Hodson - Watford

Rangers have completed the signing of defender Lee Hodson.

Lee Hodson - WatfordLee Hodson - Watford

Rangers have confirmed on their official website that they have completed the signing of Northern Ireland defender Lee Hodson from Milton Keynes Dons.

The Gers had already added to their defence with the signing of 37-year-old Clint Hill, but manager Mark Warburton still wanted more competition for places at the back.

Lee Hodson - Northern Ireland in action against Finland

With cover needed for right back James Tavernier and left back Lee Wallace, a player who can play in both positions was needed - and new signing Hodson fits the bill after penning a three-year deal at Ibrox.

As Hodson has completed his move to Ibrox, here are five facts about the player as Rangers fans get to know their new signing...

Tranmere's Andy Robinson in action against Brentford's Lee Hodson

1. Hodson, 24, has already worked with Warburton twice before. The defender came up through the ranks at Watford whilst Warburton was in charge of the Hornets' academy, and Warburton swooped to sign him at Brentford too, meaning this is their third spell together.

2. Primarily a right back, Hodson can also play on the left hand side of defence and made 91 appearances for Watford before moving on to Milton Keynes Dons in the summer of 2013.

3. The Borehamwood-born Northern Irishman made over 50 appearances for Karl Robinson's men, but was often in and out of the team, making just eight appearances for the club last season.

Milton Keynes Dons' Lee Hodson (L) in action with Southampton's Jay Rodriguez

4. Hodson already has some experience of Scottish football, having been sent out on loan to Kilmarnock at the end of last season. With 17 appearances for the club, Hodson helped Killie stay in the top flight and, will face Lee Clark's men next term having joined Rangers.

5. This summer, Hodson has been at the European Championships in France with the Northern Ireland national team, but didn't make any appearances for Michael O'Neill's side.

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