Beale expecting new signings at Rangers amid Cantwell links

Rangers are preparing for Sunday's League Cup semi-final against Aberdeen.

Michael Beale expecting new signings at Rangers amid Todd Cantwell links SNS Group

Rangers manager Michael Beale is expecting to bring new faces into Ibrox this month as the trophy hunt ramps up with two cup games in a week.

Beale, who replaced Giovanni van Bronckhorst at the end of last year, revealed transfer talks have been “progressing well” as he prepared for Sunday’s League Cup semi-final against Aberdeen.

The former QPR boss also reiterated his admiration for Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell, who has been linked with a move to the southside of Glasgow.

After the win over Dundee United at Tannadice last Sunday he spoke in glowing terms about Cantwell and Everton midfielder Tom Davies, both of whom have been linked with a move to Ibrox.

Beale again updated the club’s transfer situation on Friday.

He said: “It has progressed well. I am pleased with where it’s at.

“As soon as there is news obviously we will let everyone know. We are eager to let everyone know but these things take a little bit of time.

“My bit is done, if that makes sense and now it is over to the other people to finalise things.

“But as far as I can see I am really pleased with the way two or three things are going, they are heading in the right direction.

“I didn’t think anyone would be in before this game and I didn’t really want to disrupt the group either.

“Hopefully in the next week or so we will see one or two things being confirmed.

“It could be up to three or four, it could be one or two.

“They have got to be the right people. There have been meetings going on. It is positive. These things are never as fast as the fans want.

“The window opens and the fans want the guy there the minute it does, it doesn’t always work like that but I am positive.”

Canaries boss David Wagner reportedly stated that Cantwell is not part of his plans and is talking with other clubs.

Beale said: “He’s a player with a lot of ability and there will be a lot of interest in him.

“He’s a player I like a lot. I said last week that out of respect that I can’t really say much more than that.

“I think you are not far off the track, what you (media) are all insinuating.”

Striker Antonio Colak and midfielder James Sands are doubts for the weekend.

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