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Graeme Murty offers very encouraging update to Rangers fans on January transfers

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers are still plotting to bring players to Ibrox in January, with Graeme Murty insisting Mark Allen has it all in hand.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers are still searching for a permanent replacement for manager Pedro Caixinha, but plans to bring players to Ibrox are still moving ahead.

Caretaker boss Graeme Murty has said that while he is not yet privy to exact targets, director of football Mark Allen has been planning ahead for several months and players have been identified who could arrive in Glasgow.

He also did add that he has at least been consulted and asked for his ideas on potential Rangers incomings.

General views of Ibrox Stadium during the Rangers v St Johnstone - Scottish League Cup Quarter-Final at Ibrox Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers announced Murty would continue as manager until the end of 2017 this week after the Light Blues' approach for Derek McInnes ended in failure.

Murty may not be in charge by the end of January, and thats why it is encouraging that work is going on above him to sort out potential transfers while he focuses on the task at hand of picking the team and coaching.

He told The Telegraph: "Identifying players is down to the new scouting department that’s been put together expressly for that purpose.

“Those things will be collated by Mark Allen [director of football]. As to who the personnel are I’m not sure yet, but my thoughts have been asked for and given freely.

“That’s how we operate. The person who comes in as permanent manager will get the benefit of that, albeit he might want some input also."

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Just this weekend, pundit Chris Sutton had lambasted Mark Allen in The Scottish Sun for failing to play a prominent role in Rangers' managerial situation. 

But his true value will be shown in January and next summer with the calibre of players Rangers can potentially bring in.

Rangers are in second place in the Scottish Premiership, after beating Ross County 2-1 at home this weekend.

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