Rangers sign teenage duo Gibson and Lang

RANGERS have continued building for the future by signings teenagers Jordan Gibson and Tom Lang for their academy.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton. Picture: Rangers/PA
Rangers manager Mark Warburton. Picture: Rangers/PA

Lang, 18, is a Scotland youth team-mate of Ryan Hardie and joins from Birmingham while 17-year-old striker Gibson is a former Stoke and West Brom trainee.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton is also reported to be considering deals for 23-year-old former Doncaster right-back Reece Wabara and former Livingston and Middlesbrough winger Andy Halliday.

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Head of Academy Craig Mulholland said: “Jordan was a good spot by our academy scout in the Midlands, who also identified Kane Hemmings from a similar background a number of years ago.

“He is quick, has a trick and fits the new position specific player profile we are developing with the manager for all Rangers players.”

Mulholland added: “There was quite a bit of interest from several clubs in Tom before he decided to come to Rangers.

“A key part of our new style of play will be to dominate possession and therefore defenders who are comfortable in possession are important.”

Meanwhile, Rangers have announced an Ibrox friendly against Burnley on July 21.