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Ben Banks

Gio van Bronckhorst in Rangers transfer address as he explains Ross Wilson role in recruitment

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst says he, sporting director Ross Wilson and the recruitment team take a combined approach to signings in Govan.

Antonio Colak has won Premiership Player of the Month after hitting form following a summer move from PAOK, but the Croatian striker is one of a few transfer hits from the club's summer business this season. Ridvan Yilmaz, John Souttar, Ben Davies and Tom Lawrence have all suffered injury problems while the jury is still out on Rabbi Matondo and Malik Tillman.

It's resulted in questions of van Bronckhorst and Wilson but the Rangers manager insists everyone including the recruitment chief plays their part in making sure stars who fit the club's profile arrive at Ibrox. He said: "When you have signings of course you will have signings who will adapt quicker and make the line up quicker. That’s the same for every team. The focus when it doesn’t go well is always on the players who aren’t playing which I know is the case. We had a plan to get new players in which is always the case when you lose many players.

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"You work with a list with the scouting team. Of course we have players as well that I follow myself and in the end due to various reasons you come to the players we brought in. It’s not about who makes the final call - we make the call together which is the normal process.

"It’s always collective because we have one goal - to be successful for this club. That’s how I always worked at my club. Coaches always think short term but the club needs to think long term with the vision for many years to come. Coaches, players come and go so it’s very important that the club has a vision. I was never overruled.

"Of course we were looking into positions and some players just didn’t want to come or the fees and salaries were too high. It’s a normal process.

"You have an ideal situation of players you want but I also know there is a budget in terms of fees and salary. That’s an important policy for the club for the future and we’re trying to get the best players possible but I never got overruled."


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