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Mark Warburton lauds contribution of Frank McParland in Rangers' excellent transfer business

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

The Gers have secured several great deals in recent transfer windows.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has praised the contribution of Frank McParland this summer, in quotes published by the Daily Record.

McParland was brought in by Warburton last summer as head of recruitment and the decision is bearing fruit according to the Gers boss.

“You live and die by your recruitment, whatever business or industry you are in. Frank is one of the very best, if not the best, in the business,” said Warburton.

“He knows the market, he knows the agents, he knows how they work and, most importantly, he can get jobs done. That is key. He has worked at the highest level and people know all about him. He knows market value. It’s like going to buy a house they tell you is worth £1 million when you know it’s really only £600,000.

“We have said from the start we are not going to spend above market value on players. Frank has the contacts, knows a player, has an eye for a player and, most importantly for David Weir and me, knows the kind of players we are after,” he added.

Liverpool's Jordan Rossiter in action against Bordeaux's Nicolas Maurice Belay

The past year has seen a tremendous amount of shrewd transfer activity at Ibrox, with the likes of Martyn Waghorn and James Tavernier being plucked from the English lower leagues to great effect.

This summer has been no different ,with eight signings made so far and more set to follow. According tto he Record’s article, Rangers have spent under £500,000 in total while securing several excellent deals.

Joey Barton, Nico Kranjcar, Matt Gilks and Clint Hill arrived on free transfers to add valuable top-level experience to the squad, while talented midfielder Jordan Rossiter was plucked from Liverpool for the meagre compensation fee of £250,000.

Burnley's Joey Barton

Matt Crooks and Josh Windass are another two promising youngsters who joined from Accrington Stanley in similar circumstances, while Lee Hodson swapped Milton Keynes for Glasgow for a nominal sum.

The Gers business looks stellar so far and they are well on their way to having a squad that can pose a serious threat to their bitter rivals’ title challenge.

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