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Rangers boss Warburton not in a hurry to boost squad

By Andy Newport

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has revealed he will not be making another raft of signings in January - because he does not want to upset his current crop.

The Englishman confirmed on Thursday that he and new chief scout Frank McParland are already eyeing up targets ahead of the Ladbrokes Championship leaders' expected return to the top flight.

But the Ibrox manager - who brought in 10 players after arriving from Brentford in the summer - has warned the Light Blues faithful not to expect a repeat of that influx once the winter transfer window opens in two months' time.

Warburton, whose side visit title rivals Hibernian tomorrow, said: "It won't be five or six players, far from it. We're looking at one, maximum two players in January. We have a good dressing room. They are where they are in the league because they deserve to be there.

"I think it would be almost disrespectful to your playing squad to go and get five or six players in. The harmony of a dressing room is all important. You saw that with the late victory over Queen of the South and how the boys celebrated together.

"You can't talk about working together on a daily basis and then talk about bringing five or six players in. The moment you do that you lose all harmony in your ranks."

Gers chairman Dave King has already claimed it will take as many as six new signings to allow Warburton's team to topple Celtic if they clinch promotion this season. But Warburton is in no rush.

Warburton - who dismissed reports linking Rangers with a move for former West Ham skipper Kevin Nolan - said: "You're always busier in May, June and July.

"Why? Because you have the eight weeks of pre-season to bed in the new players."

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