Premiership duo linked with summer move to Ibrox


Rangers have this evening reportedly been linked with a summer swoop for Hamilton Accies’ duo Ali Crawford and Michael McGovern.

Crawford, a 24-year old central midfielder, signed an extended four-year deal at New Douglas Park in 2014, contracting him to Martin Canning’s side till summer of 2018, meaning if Mark Warburton is indeed interested in bringing the engine room player to Ibrox, he will have to fork out a fee. But given Rangers managed a sizeable one for fellow Premiership signing Michael O’Halloran from St Johnstone, this should not prove to be too huge an issue.

On the other hand, his team mate, goalie McGovern, is out of contract this summer and would be a free, but the story connecting him with a move to Govan is puzzling given Rangers have three goalkeepers already on their books. However, the speculated interest in the stopper does suggest Maciej Gostomski’s time at Ibrox has been a busted flush, with the Polish number one absent from match day squads entirely, with one-time Scottish cap Cammy Bell taking his place.

McGovern is a Northern Irish international, however, and would be a lucrative signing on a Bosman, with the possibility of Warburton shuffling his pack somewhat this summer in lieu of an assault on the Premiership.

We shall see.

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    • There will be no more "marquee signings" at Ibrox because thats the way warbs wants it…he only wants players that fit his profile…no prima donnas with big heads…so far he has been 100% correct and there is no reason to think he will go wrong now…look back at the mcoist era and you can see the difference…trust our manager fellow bears to get players that want to play for the light blue jersey not the money only…WATP

    • How many Marquee significant signings have the unwashed signed in the last few years. Most of Delia purchases have proved to be duffers,as is the guy who signed them. Has his p45 been signed yet?

  1. Don't look into the mcgoveren rumour too much as he has also been linked with Aberdeen, sounds like an agent working away behind the scenes

  2. I've been to see accies a few times this season and Ali Crawford has not been the player he was tipped to be.
    Don't think he'd be a good buy to be fair. Squad player at most, I'd rather see us sign someone who could go straight into the starting line up.

  3. I just wish we could get the 2 Accrington lads in & get the season done & dusted now that Waggs is broken

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