Rob Kiernan explains what is helping Rangers attract players

Rangers have completed some impressive signings this summer.

Rangers have brought in the likes of Geion Zelalem and Nathan Oduwa this summer, and Rob Kiernan has told the Daily Record that the English connections at the club are why impressive players can be attracted to Ibrox.

Kiernan said: “There are English connections here now and maybe people will start taking more notice down south. That can only help the manager in terms of attracting players.”

Kiernan himself came from English football, along with the likes of Wes Foderingham, James Tavernier, and the aforementioned Oduwa and Zelalem on loan deals from Premier League sides.

Rangers may be a big name in world football, but the only thing they can offer players is the Scottish Championship, which in terms of quality is far below that of the English second tier.

However, the Gers managed to bring in Zelalem despite interest from the English Championship, and all the players signed from the lower tiers had offers from English clubs, meaning it was manager Mark Warburton himself who convinced the players to move north of the border.

Warburton is well respected in English football for his work with Brentford, and clearly he has managed to prove to incoming signings that Rangers are back on the way up into the upper echelons of Scottish football.

Warburton has built a team who look unstoppable right now, and if he continues to utilise his talents to bring more players in, it is hard to judge just how good his side may become.

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