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GERS SEAL WRIGHT DEAL

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RANGERS have confirmed the signing of Aberdeen raider Scott Wright on a pre-contract agreement, as Scotzine forecast earlier this month.

The 23-year-old winger will quit Pittodrie when his deal expires in the summer.

Ibrox sporting director Ross Wilson insists Wright, who has scored two goals in 19 first-team appearances this season after returning from hernia surgery, fits the club’s “football identity”.

The transfer supremo, talking to the club’s official website, said: “We look forward to Scott joining Rangers and we are excited to see him continue to develop his talent working with Steven and all of our staff. Scott fits our football identity and our plan for the development of our squad.

“Adding Scott, as a young Scottish player, who will continue to enhance his talent here, is part of our plan. I’ve enjoyed all of our conversations and we can see that Scott is a very humble young man who is both determined and excited to be part of what we are building here at Rangers.”

Earlier this month, boss Steven Gerrard said he was ready to offer up one of his Ibrox players as a makeweight in order to possibly make the move happen before the end of the January transfer window a week today.

Ross McCrorie is due to make his loan switch from Ibrox to Dons permanent in a £350,000 deal and there were hints that move could have been cemented now as part of the Wright agreement.

However, talks on that front stalled leaving the way clear for the Premiership pacesetters, who are zeroing in on their first title in a decade, to put a deal in place today.

Gerrard’s side are 23 points ahead at the top of the summit with champions Celtic having three games in hand as they try desperately to get back on track in their bid for a historic tenth successive crown.

They take on Hamilton Accies at Parkhead on Wednesday while Gers face Hibs at Easter Road.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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