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Monday morning news round-up

It’s been a fairly eventful weekend for Rangers with new signings, last minute goals and more off-field goings on.

Rangers v Hamilton: Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images

Joleon Lescott deal falls through

After agreeing personal terms on a two-year contract, Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott saw his move to Glasgow fall through after a medical. Rangers officially claim “family reasons” were the cause for the player to return to Birmingham however Villa Chairman Dr. Tony Xia took to Twitter accusing Rangers of changing the terms of the agreement with Lescott. Mark Warburton described the claims as “absolute nonsense” in his post-match press conference on Saturday.

Garner signs up for 55

Preston North End striker Joe Garner became Rangers’ 10th signing of the summer window after completing his move from the Championship side. The 28-year-old should make his debut in Friday’s trip to Rugby Park to face KIlmarnock. Garner was paraded at half-time of Saturday’s 2-1 win over Hamilton and will challenge Martyn Waghorn, Joe Dodoo and Kenny Miller for a starting place.

Puma ads disappear

It appears the ongoing retail battle between the club and Sports Direct took another twist over the weekend with the club removing almost every trace of Puma’s sponsorship. Advertising prominent within the stadium, on the live Rangers TV broadcast and the backdrops used for in the media room, which all featured the Puma logo, had been removed as well as the players warming up in t-shirts feauturing the club’s Follow With Pride campaign branding.

Injury-time goal seals win over Motherwell

Kenny Miller’s injury-time winner secured the first home win in the league of the season for Rangers after making heavy work of the Steelmen. An early Scott McDonald goal put the visitors ahead before Harry Forrester equalised in the second half. Niko Kranjcar had a massive had in both goals and was, hopefully, a hint of what’s to come from the Croat.


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