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Warburton's flops: Glasgow Rangers' 7 worst signings under former boss

Joey Barton applauds fans as he is substituted

Mark Warburton left Rangers a week ago today - here is a look at seven of his worst signings at Ibrox.

Rangers are still dealing with the fallout of Mark Warburton's exit, and working out who his replacement should be.

Warburton's legacy will be as the manager who helped them return to the top flight, but one unable to take them any further.

A number of his signings failed to work out at Ibrox, here is a look at seven of the worst, so far at least...

Maciej Gostomski

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Polish goalkeeper Maciej Gostomski signed a six month contract in early 2016, hoping to earn a first team spot.

He did not even see out his short term deal, quitting the club after three months without playing a game.

Gostomski currently plays for Polish side Korona Kielce.

Philippe Senderos

Rangers' Philippe Senderos looks dejected after being shown a second yellow card and sent offRangers' Philippe Senderos looks dejected after being shown a second yellow card and sent off

Former Arsenal and Aston Villa defender Philippe Senderos was always a strange signing, well past his best.

The 32-year-old had a disastrous performance in the 5-1 loss to Celtic on his debut, and has made just three league appearances for the club.

Don't expect the Swiss centre-back to be offered a new deal when this one runs out.

Jordan Rossiter

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

Highly touted, Jordan Rossiter was Mark Warburton's big hope, but he has been a missing figure.

Rossiter has played only 282 minutes of league football all season, and while he may eventually come good, it is impossible to judge him a success based on hype.

Rossiter has so far failed to make an impact and is yet to make Liverpool regret losing him.

Matt Crooks

Accrington Stanley's Matt Crooks misses the final penalty in the shoot outAccrington Stanley's Matt Crooks misses the final penalty in the shoot out

Perhaps best referred to as 'Josh Windass' mate', Matt Crooks arrived as part of a double deal from Accrington Stanley.

Crooks' Rangers career is best summed up by the fact he is out on loan at Scunthorpe United.

He managed only three appearances for Rangers.

Joey Barton

Joey Barton applauds fans as he is substitutedJoey Barton applauds fans as he is substituted

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Big talking Barton billed himself as Rangers' big star after signing in the summer, and called out Celtic's Scott Brown in the media.

When the two sides met, Barton was outfought and outplayed, putting in a dismal display - his last ever for the club before a row with Warburton led to his contract being terminated.

Nathan Oduwa

Rangers' Nathan Oduwa (L) in action with Hibernian's Dylan McGeouchRangers' Nathan Oduwa (L) in action with Hibernian's Dylan McGeouch

Nathan Oduwa made a big impression in his first month on loan at Rangers, but once opposing teams worked out how to combat his fancy tricks, he stopped making an impact.

Warburton started leaving the winger out of the side, then out of the squad, and he was sent back to Tottenham without explanation midway through the season.

After failing to make an impact at Spurs, he has just signed a surprise deal with Slovenian side Olimpija Ljubljana.

Joe Dodoo

Joe Dodoo scores the fourth goal for LeicesterJoe Dodoo scores the fourth goal for Leicester

Rangers' answer to Celtic signing Moussa Dembele was to raid Leicester City for young forward Joe Dodoo.

While Dembele has struck 26 goals including a hat-trick against Rangers, Dodoo has spent most of his playing time with the Light Blues' development squad.

The 21-year-old might come good and has managed four goals in 17 games so far, but his impact has not been what was required, and there are reservations over whether he will reach the standard Rangers need to compete. It's hard to argue his signing has been a success.

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