Mark Warburton says Rangers signings have earned squad's respect

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

The likes of Niko Kranjcar, Clint Hill and Josh Windass have been with the squad on a pre-season trip to the USA.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told the club’s official website that he is delighted by the manner in which the new players have settled in the squad.

They have just completed a 10-day trip to the USA, in which the focus has been on getting fitness up to scratch.

Niko Kranjcar - Queens Park Rangers on the bench

The majority of Warburton’s signings have joined them on the trip, with Josh Windass, Matt Crooks, Niko Kranjcar, Clint Hill and Matt Gilks taking the opportunity to get to know their new teammates.

And Warburton says he has been delighted with the progress they made, believing the new faces have earned the respect of the squad.

“The trip is important for a variety of reasons but it’s important that the group gets to know each other,” he told rangers.co.uk.

“With the new guys; Josh, Crooks, Niko, Clint and Matt Gilks, it’s about how these boys deal with it and adapt to it and they have been first class. They have won the respect of the group.”

QPR's Clint Hill

Warburton’s assessment will come as good news to Rangers fans, who have seen a number of new faces arriving at the club this summer.

That many new signings could have had a destabilising effect on the squad, especially given how tight knit of a unit they were last year.

It appears that has not been the case though and Rangers will now be hoping their new stars can shine on the pitch as they aim for the title again next season.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

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