Mark Warburton hopes free agent John Eustace will sign for Rangers this month

Rangers manager Mark Warburton is hoping to sign John Eustace this month.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told the Daily Record that he hopes to complete a deal for midfielder John Eustace this month.

Warburton has seen his new side win all of their ten opening games this term, with the 3-0 win over Livingston on Saturday maintaining Rangers' 100% start to the campaign.

Many of Rangers' sumer signings have got off to perfect starts, with James Tavernier, Andrew Halliday, Nathan Oduwa and Martyn Waghorn earning rave reviews early into their Ibrox careers.

With ten new signings over the summer, Warburton rebuild the squad at Ibrox - but could be set to add one more permanent signing this month.

Midfielder John Eustace, who was released by Derby County this summer, has been on trial at Rangers for over two months now, with Warburton taking his time before deciding whether to sign the veteran.

The 35-year-old suffered a season-ending knee injury back in January, and has been looking to prove his fitness during his time at Ibrox.

Now, Warburton has told the Daily Record that Eustace, who has Premier League experience with Coventry City, could complete a permanent deal with Rangers within the next two weeks.

"John wants to be a fit player who can impact for Rangers," said Warburton. "He’s had other offers and choices to go elsewhere. But, like all the players, he came here and saw the stadium and Murray Park. He was blown away the first time he saw it. He has played for big clubs – Stoke City, Watford, Derby County – so he is used to big clubs.

"He wants to have a role here. He enjoys it, he gets on well with the group and they respect him. He wants to make sure he can contribute. Hopefully it will be done in the next two weeks," he added.

Eustace has bags of experience having racked up over 400 appearances during his career, and that veteran presence could be vital in this Rangers side, which has plenty of talented youngsters but not much experience, making Eustace a potentially vital addition.

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