GRAEME MURTY has targeted early additions to his Rangers squad ahead of the trip to Florida next month.

The Ibrox boss is keen to bolster his Light Blues ranks for the second half of the season after being appointed as Pedro Caixinha’s successor.

Rangers will head Stateside on January 6 and face Atletico Mineiro and Corinthians in Florida Cup action during the Premiership winter break.

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Murty said: “We are moving forward, we are identifying people and work is ongoing behind the scenes. I don’t believe it is right to talk about people that play for other football clubs.

“We will go about our business quietly and hope we get that done and get these guys sitting up here in front of you if we are successful.

“Plans are always subject to change, due to injury, other people looking at our footballers and we have to be flexible and capable to react to those because no one is ever surprised by anything happening in football.

“Ideally we’d have the players in to come to Florida with us, you’d like to be working with the squad that you’re going to be working with towards the latter half of the season.

“We all know what the window in like though, things can happen really quickly or things can take a long time.”

Rangers have seen little return on the significant sums that Caixinha spent in the summer as they have toiled in the top flight once again this term.

And Murty knows he must get value for money as he prepares to enter the transfer market for the first time as a manager.

He said: “We have to understand where we are in the scheme of things, we aren’t going to go out and spend £75m on a centre-half but we know our parameters and we know our remit.

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“We’ll be making sure we get the best player we can to fit our characteristics and our needs because we have different needs to any other team in this league. Although market forces will push we have to make sure we do good business.

“I think it makes good business sense for anyone in the world to buy cheap and sell high and insert a sell on clause as well if you can.

“We would not be averse to doing that at all because it is a revenue stream that is tapable and it could push us closer to the guys who are in front of us at the moment.

“If we can do that it would be an ideal world but we have to make sure in this January window that we get people who can impact us now and help us push on in this season.”