Neil McCann on Rangers' transfer plans; former Ibrox ace approves Diagouraga pursuit

Former Rangers star Neil McCann has commented on the club's transfer plans.

Former Rangers ace and current pundit Neil McCann has told Sky Sports that he thinks Rangers should be looking to make more new signings this month.

The Gers beat Cowdenbeath 5-1 at Ibrox on Sunday afternoon, recording another thumping victory under Mark Warburton, this time in the Scottish Cup.

Now though, Warburton will be turning his attention back to the transfer market, having already had a busy first part of the January window.

Warburton swooped to land Polish goalkeeper Maciej Gostomski and Doncaster's Harry Forrester on six-month contracts, whilst he also sealed pre-contract agreements with Accrington Stanley pair Matt Crooks and Josh Windass, both of whom will join Rangers at the end of the season.

Further additions are expected, with the Daily Mail stating that Rangers have had a bid rejected for Brentford midfielder Toumani Diagouraga, a player Warburton will know well from his time at Watford and Brentford.

That pursuit is expected to continue, and former Rangers winger Neil McCann has had his say on what he expects from the Gers this month.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the pundit - who played as a winger for Rangers - says he thinks Warbuton still needs to strengthen his squad, and believes Diagouraga would be just what Rangers need in midfield.

"Yeah, I do think they should strengthen," said McCann. "I think Rangers proved that they're strong; the victory over Hibs at Ibrox was very impressive, in the way that they went about their business, but I do believe that they have to strengthen in a couple of areas."

"Andy Halliday has done a great job in that holding role in front of the back four, but I don't think he's a natural one for that, I don't think he's a natural 'breaker-upper' of the game; he's a good ball player. I know they're looking at the lad from Brentford at the minute, so a deal could be done there. He's a big, holding, defensive type of midfielder, which is the one area I think they need strengthening, possibly another striker."

"I know the Rangers fans want a couple of big names if they're going to make an impact in the Premiership if they get there, but I do think they should do a little bit of business in January, just to freshen things up," he added.

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