Rangers legend Willie Henderson feels Mark Warburton would have liked to spend more money on his squad during the summer transfer window.

Warburton signed a number of players in the summer to strengthen his squad for their return to the Scottish Premiership, but their spending is not a match for the amounts Celtic forked out during the window.

Henderson feels his former club didn’t spend enough to compete at the top of the Premiership, and believes the Rangers manager would have liked to have invested a little more in his squad.

He is confident that Warburton is smart enough to understand the players he needed in his squad, and did discuss that with the Rangers hierarchy, but admits that the Englishman won’t be able to spring any surprises with the current team.

The Rangers legend told the Daily Record: “Mark obviously has his reputation to consider and he would have been a lot happier if he’d had that £10m to spend on the squad.  


“He’s an intelligent man and he’ll review the situation, but he certainly isn’t the type of guy who’ll batter his head against a brick wall for too long.

“I don’t think for a minute that Mark would want to be second best.

“He’ll know what discussions he has had with the board, what’s involved and how much is going to be made available to him – but he can’t work miracles.”

Warburton will be hoping to see his Rangers team punch above their weight and compete with the superior resources of Celtic this weekend and over the course of the season.