ALLY McCOIST is set to turn Rangers' training ground into a haven for trialists as he looks to unearth some fresh talent.
The Ibrox manager is desperate to bolster his squad by making a number of additions before the end of the current transfer window which will have to see them through until January 2014 due to the transfer embargo imposed on the club.
Ian Black and Dean Shiels have already arrived and Rangers are in discussions with Craig Beattie, Fran Sandaza and Kevin Kyle. But McCoist says not every player on his radar will be well known in the SPL.
Brazilian defender Emilson Cribari has spent the last couple of days training with the Third Division side and the Light Blues boss is opening the door to other players he feels are worth running the rule over.
He said: "We're on a massive rebuilding cycle. At the same time I will bring in the best players available to the club at the best money I can – that's what the fans deserve and that's what they'll get.
"It would be dangerous for us to just have a squad that will win the Third Division. We need to build a squad that will do us for two years because we don't know where we'll be next season. I hope it'll be in the Second Division but there are all sorts of rumours about changes in leagues.
"We've had Emilson in training for a couple of days. I'd think there will be a good few players coming in that we can have a look at in the next few weeks. I won't be shy in making it an open door for ones we want to look at.
"We're down 20-odd players. I won't bring 20-odd in but we'll need a good few to cover ourselves over two years.
"I'm still hopeful Dorin Goian will stay, as I am Carlos Bocanegra. It would be a massive boost for us if they did but I do appreciate the delicacy of the situation.
"They're international players and they want to keep their places and I can understand that but at the same time we have to look after ourselves. We need decisions sooner rather than later.
"I know Charles [Green] has spoken with Craig Beattie's representatives so hopefully that will go forward.
"Sandaza and Kyle we are also interested in. They're much the same as Shiels and Black."
Robbie Savage has stated he is unlikely to sign for Gers. He said recently he would come out of retirement and play for nothing. But the Welshman, 37, said today: "That's not going to happen at the moment."