By Saikat Mandal

22nd Jan, 2023 | 10:10am

Rangers want to accelerate Morgan Whittaker signing as he pulls out of Swansea draw v QPR

Michael Beale hopes to accelerate the signing of Morgan Whittaker for Rangers this week, according to a report from Scottish Mail on Sunday.

The newspaper (back page & page 114, 22 January) reports that Whittaker pulled himself out of Swansea’s clash against QPR on Saturday (21 January) and that he remains a “viable” target for the Bears.

With Rangers training canceled for the next two days, Beale can focus on the transfer front, with Todd Cantwell and Nicolas Raskin still in the frame alongside Whittaker

Rangers have had a bid rejected by Swansea, but a potential move to Ibrox cannot be ruled out. The player told his manager that he wasn’t in the right frame of mind to play the game.

Get it done

The unbeaten run continues for Rangers as they won 1-0 against St Johnstone with Borna Barisic scoring the winner. 

The Bears will face the same opponent in a week’s time at Ibrox, and Beale can turn his attention to the transfer market for a while. 

The likes of Cantwell, Raskin and Whittaker would be a terrific addition to the side, and it remains to be seen if Rangers can secure those deals. 

The fact that Whittaker refused to be a part of Swansea’s game means that he is still available to be transferred this month. 

The forward enjoyed a fantastic loan spell in the first half of the campaign for Plymouth. He scored nine goals and provided seven assists in 19 starts for the League One side. 

Cantwell would be another fantastic signing. The Norwich City attacker is out of favour at Carrow Road, and the club are ready to offload him. 

It could be a busy next 9-10 days for the club, and let’s hope the Bears can sign their primary targets. 

In other Rangers news,  the Gers are expected to sign this “World Cup star” in January.