Smith hits transfer target
Rangers manager Walter Smith says he is delighted with his summer signings.
By Carla Hilton
Last Updated: 02/08/07 5:14pm
Rangers manager Walter Smith says he could not be happier with his new signings ahead of the start of the season.
Smith made his ninth signing of the summer on Wednesday, prising defender Steven Whittaker away from Hibernian in a deal worth £2million.
And although he has not ruled out any further signings, Smith admits he is more than happy with his current squad.
"We're happy with the squad we've got at the present moment," said Smith. "But like every other team we'd like to strengthen one or two positions but that might be longer term.
"We've been looking at a number of players and we'll continue to look, just as I'm sure every other club is doing at this moment.
"I don't know whether we'll have to add to our squad in the shorter term."
Smith says the main reason for signing Whittaker was his versatility, seeing him as just the kind of player the club needed.
"I hope he'll be a really good signing for us," he added. "When I was the Scotland manager I got the opportunity to see quite a bit of him and I really liked him.
"I hope he can be a significant player for us.
"I want to bring in players that can play a number of positions and Steven can do that. Everyone has a preferred position but he has a capability of playing a number of positions."