Rangers boss Mark Warburton has revealed that veteran midfielder John Eustace is close to finally putting pen to paper to a deal at Ibrox and that too as a player.

The 35-year-old arrived at the club in July after his contract with Derby County expired at the end of last season.

However, almost three months since, the player is still to sign a professional contract with the club, having been undergoing a rehabilitation process on his knee injury.

However, Eustace has now recovered full fitness, Warburton insists, and is close to signing a professional contract with the club. The manager also took time to reveal the fact that the midfielder will join the Gers in the capacity of a player and nothing else.

Eustace has vast experience at the top level having played for clubs such as Stoke City and Watford and the Rangers side will be boosted by the addition of such a player, the manager insists.


Speaking about the possible deal, the manager told at a press conference: "We’ve very close now, I think over the next couple of days we will have some positive news.

“It had to be discussed and looked at closely for all parties but I am delighted with what has happened over the last couple of days.

“He will be coming in just as a player, that’s what he is, a player, and he is a very experienced individual, knowledgeable and well-liked by the squad and I’ve no doubt that he will add value to us.”