Rangers exploring every avenue to bring in new players, says Ian Durrant

IAN DURRANT has insisted that no stone will be left unturned as Rangers get to work on building a squad for next season.

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Ian Durrant took in Scotland's Under-21 match on Monday night
Ian Durrant took in Scotland's Under-21 match on Monday night

Gers assistant manager Kenny McDowall was in San Pedro Sula last Friday to see Honduras and Mexico draw 2-2 in a World Cup qualifier, while Ally McCoist and chief scout Neil Murray have also been busy this week eyeing up prospective players.

Durrant himself stayed closer to home as he took in the Scotland under-21 side's 3-0 win over Luxembourg at St Mirren Park on Monday night.

Uncertainty over which league the Ibrox side will be playing in next season remains as the wait for a final decision over reconstruction goes on.

That will have a bearing on who the likely Third Division champions are able to recruit to come in as free agents when their transfer embargo ends on September 1.

In the meantime, however, the quest to bolster the squad is a continual one.

Durrant told www.rangersfc.co.uk: "In the last two or three weeks, we've just been looking at more people.

"We've got our dossiers of the players we want.

"Getting them in is another thing but it's not for the want of trying.

"From now to the end of the season, we'll be out doing our recces and seeing who is out there for us.

"I was at the Scotland Under-21 game on Monday and they put on a really good show.

"We're exploring every avenue in terms of getting players in.

"We are getting there, slowly but surely, and hopefully we've have a far stronger and better-equipped squad for next season.

"We had to scramble a team together last summer with the transfer embargo coming and that was hard.

"We made decisions which, when you sat back with a bit of hindsight, we maybe wouldn't have made.

"That's how it went though and that's what we were dealt with.

"We know that come September, we can bring in players and they'll be coming in.

"We don't know how big the squad will be but it will make us a stronger and far better team than what we are just now."


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