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Wallace highlights what new Rangers midfield duo have added to the squad

Rangers' Joey Barton in action with Burnley's Dean Marney

Rangers have signed Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar among others this summer.

Rangers' Lee Wallace

Rangers captain Lee Wallace feels Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar have added enormous quality both on and off the pitch side joining the Ibrox club this summer, Sky Sports reports.

The Gers have made a number of signings as they prepare for life back in the Scottish Premiership following a four year absence, with players such as Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar joining the club.

Mark Warburton has seemingly gone for added experience as he envisages a testing campaign for his side, and there is no doubt the acquisition of Barton has caused quite a stir north of the border.

Rangers' Clint Hill and Joey Barton look dejected after Burnley's second goal

Wallace, talking to Sky Sports on the season ahead, believes the former Newcastle United man as well as Kranjcar contribute both on and off the pitch and have ultimately raised the bar around the club.

“They have both added an emormous amount both on and off the pitch. I think there is undoubted quality on the football pitch, there is no getting away from that, but it is how they interact off the pitch. They are fantastic additions along with the rest of the guys that have come into the squad,” Wallace said.

On Barton, Wallace added; “I feel his passion and I feel his energy, and I can also see his quality. Day in and day out he demands high standards and that is great as we are a demanding group.”

Burnley's Andre Gray in action with Rangers' Niko Kranjcar

Barton has already put forward his demands of being the best player in Scotland, and those high standards will only help the Gers in their quest to topple rivals Celtic at the top of the table.

Rangers have enjoyed a decent pre-season in terms of squad improvements and results, winning all four of their recent League Cup matches without conceding a single goal.

With plenty of competition for places, the Ibrox club should have plenty in the tank for the challenges ahead.

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