New Rangers signing Joe Garner will be involved against Kilmarnock on Friday at Rugby Park, Gers boss Mark Warburton has revealed.

Rangers recently swooped to snap up Garner from English Championship club Preston North End and his arrival has ended Warburton's hunt for another striker this summer.

Now that Garner, who was a key man in Preston's promotion winning campaign in League One in the 2014/15 season, is through the door, Warburton wants to integrate him as soon as possible, starting with the trip to Kilmarnock.

And so the striker will be involved in the Scottish Premiership clash.

"Joe should be involved on Friday. Whether he starts on the bench or straight in we’ll see, but it’s important for him to settle in", Warburton told Rangers TV.


"His family are coming up; you’ve got to remember there is a lot of stuff going on off the field and it’s important we get that right and help them.

"That’s where the support network here is important, the job that the staff do in terms of making sure the family are settled – apartment, schools etc, all the things that can bother people, can bother every single person in whatever walk of life.

"So get that right and, if Joe’s ready, he’ll certainly figure."

Garner has been thrown the number 7 shirt at Ibrox and will be looking to quickly make his presence felt in the Scottish Premiership, where Rangers are bidding to challenge Celtic.

He has competition to fit into Warburton's preferred three up front though, with Barrie McKay, Michael O'Halloran, Kenny Miller, Martyn Waghorn and Joe Dodoo all fighting to play.