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Rangers Transfer News: Hodson next to sign for 55

Northern Irish international expected to be next sign up for 55.

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Lee Hodson is set to become the EIGHTH signing of the summer for Rangers after spending the last few weeks in France representing Northern Ireland at Euro 2016. The 24-year-old defender currently plays for MK Dons but spent the latter half of last season on loan at Kilmarnock after the emergence of Geroge Baldock for MK Dons limited him to a handful of first team appearances.

Hodson's versatility could be a big factor in his signing as he can play on either side and will create competition for Lee Wallace and James Tavernier at full-back. With Clint Hill already signed and former US international Oguchi Onweyu joining the light blues on trial in South Carolina it looks as though Warburton has realised he got relatively lucky last term in that none of his regular back four picked up any real injury or suspension problems. Like a number of his soon-to-be-new teammates Hodson has worked with Warburton before, having been at Watford at the same time and then Brentford.

Despite being part of the Northern Ireland squad that made the knockout stage of the European Championship Hodson was unable to add to his 15 caps during the competition.

Hodson joins Joey Barton, Niko Kranjcar, Matt Crooks, Josh Windass, Matt Gilks and Clint Hill as new boys in the Rangers squad ahead of the new Premiership season.