Rangers will not be limited to looking in any one country when they search for new signings, manager Mark Warburton says.

Warburton has just brought Frank McParland to the club as head of recruitment, convincing his former Brentford colleague to quit a post at English Championship side Burnley to answer the call.

McParland is keen to first look in Scotland for talents, but Warburton says Rangers will not be restricted by location and insists the new head of recruitment has an excellent book of contacts across Europe.

Warburton told his club's site: "Frank’s background is extensive, he knows the first team market and has extensive European contacts as well so it is about bouncing ideas, looking at players and judging them.

"You have to look in every pond you can possibly fish in, that’s important and it’s not always about how much you spend, it’s not about having the biggest budget, it’s how you utilise it", Warburton added.


McParland counts a role as Liverpool's chief scout as amongst his prior jobs and arrives at Ibrox with a solid reputation.

Rangers are expected to be busy in the upcoming winter transfer window and then again in the summer as they look to hand Warburton the weapons to take on fierce rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premiership next season.

The Gers, who are expecting to be promoted back to the top flight, are eager to go toe-to-toe with Ronny Deila's men as quickly as possible.