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Mark Warburton hails Dodoo deal as Rangers ease to win

By Andy Newport

Mark Warburton reckons Rangers have sent out a warning to their title rivals after securing their ninth summer signing in Leicester striker Joe Dodoo.

The 21-year-old England youth international has agreed a four-year deal at Ibrox after rejecting the chance to stay with Claudio Ranieri's English title winners.

He follows Joey Barton, Niko Kranjcar, Clint Hill, Matt Gilks, Josh Windass, Matt Crooks, Jordan Rossiter and Lee Hodson north of the border and Warburton reckons his fresh talent will not have gone unnoticed by their Premiership opponents.

Speaking after his side all but booked their place in the second round of the Betfred Cup with a 2-0 win over Annan at Ibrox, the Englishman said: "It's a powerful statement. Joey is a Premier League player and Niko is a class act who is working hard on his fitness and has made good progress.

"Joe is like Jordan Rossiter. He's young with great potential - an exciting talent, technically very strong, a good athlete and a good size. He will come in and be keen to make an impression and we're delighted to get him.

"All we can do is try and get better every day. If we do that we'll be there or thereabouts."

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