Warburton plays down reports of Greg Stewart move

Dundee's Greg Stewart in action. Picture: SNS Group
Dundee's Greg Stewart in action. Picture: SNS Group
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Mark Warburton has admitted his admiration of Dundee striker Greg Stewart but has played down reports of a January move for the player.

Stewart, who was released by the Rangers Academy when he was 13, has 18 months remaining on his current contract with Dundee.

“I don’t know where the rumour has come from,” said Warburton. “He (Stewart) is a very talented boy, no doubt about that.

“But it is not how we as a club conduct our business. He is certainly a very talented player, but it is news to me.”

Warburton has largely recruited from the English market since taking charge at Rangers but is now more informed about possible signing targets within Scottish football.

“We are looking everywhere, everywhere that we can find what we think is value on and off the pitch,” he said.

“That is what we are looking for. If we can find it in Scotland, fantastic. It is just learning about the market.”

Warburton, meanwhile, dismissed the latest round of speculation linking him with a managerial vacancy in English football. A week after ruling out a move to Fulham, he found himself among the bookies’ favourites for the Swansea City post in the wake of Garry Monk’s dismissal.

“I can’t say much more than I did last week,” said Warburton. “To keep on saying it every week would be farcical, so I think from now on it is just about moving on.”