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Rangers transfer news update: Mark Warburton hopes to have new signings in by Monday

Mark Warburton has moved to assuage fans' concerns over the lagging process of our transfer moves, saying he's hopeful he'll have some new faces in the squad by Monday.

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Rangers' transfer moves for Michael O'Halloran and Toumani Diagouraga have been taking a wee while, but Mark Warburton has told fans not to worry and that he should have some new faces in the squad before Monday's game.

Speaking on the club's official site, Warburton said:

"I hope to have new signings in by Monday, if the work goes ahead and all parties are happy."

"In any negotiation all parties have to be happy, so if we can get to that point then great and I am very hopefully we will do. If we're not then that's how it is.

"We are making good progress, these things sometimes happen very quickly and other times they demand more negotiation and toing and froing but fingers crossed we get them over the line.

"We will only talk about a player once we secure the player and they are a Rangers player."

Warburton also warned of the dangers of doing your shopping mid-season, giving that as one reason for the delay:

"January is always more difficult than the summer because it is always more hurried.

"The teams that are doing well don't want to lose their best players and the teams that are struggling don't want to lose their best players.

"It's a harder time, it's tougher negotiation, it's more drawn out but if you can get the one or two you need then great but it's important not to take players for players sake.

"I think it is really important as a club that we do our homework first and determine what we think is the right valuation - that's key."

"We could be wrong and if there is some small flexibility then maybe that is up to the board and the owner.

"You have to know your market and recognise what represents value and then make your move.

"If you can find someone in that value then great but if not don't be panicked into buying someone who is too expensive."