McCoist & Whyte Rangers discuss Rangers targets

Rangers manager Ally McCoist
McCoist is aiming to defend the SPL trophy in his debut season in charge

Rangers manager Ally McCoist says signing players of "a certain quality" is his immediate priority.

McCoist met the club's owner Craig Whyte to plan for the season ahead and says both men have "the same hopes and desire for success".

They are both keen to tie some of the current squad to new contracts.

And McCoist told the club's official website: "I have a clear list of signing targets in mind and that'll be my priority over the next few weeks."

He added: "We are both keen to re-sign key players who did so brilliantly in helping land our latest league title and we are determined to ensure that we can attract players of a certain quality to Ibrox.

Rangers owner Craig Whyte
Whyte completed his takeover of Rangers in May

"I plan to spend wisely on transfers and new contracts in order to maximise benefit to the club. It's all about getting the right balance.

"We invested heavily in Nikica Jelavic and every penny of that looks well spent. However, it's not always the case of the more you spend on a particular player the better.

"We've had players coming through the ranks from the academy, loan players who have done a tremendous job and others who did not cost a great deal of money.

"It's more important to get the blend right. The club enjoyed great success last season and I am looking forward to building on that success in my new role as Rangers manager."

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