Smith still in the market
Walter Smith is hopeful of bringing 'one or two' more players to Ibrox before the end of the transfer window.
By James Dall
Last Updated: 16/08/08 10:30am
Rangers manager Walter Smith is hopeful of bringing 'one or two' more players to Ibrox before the end of the transfer window.
Gers bolstered their squad with the signing of midfielder Pedro Mendes on a three-year deal from Portsmouth on Friday.
Smith is still in the market for acquisitions, and could be set to reignite his interest in Fulham's Steven Davis, while American Maurice Edu and Palermo's Mark Bresciano have also been linked with moves to the SPL club.
"Steven Davis is a player we have been interested in and hopefully we can do something there but we just have to wait and see," said Smith.
"Since the end of last season, we have been trying hard to bring in some players who we feel will improve positions which need improved, so it has been an ongoing thing.
"It's always a slow process in the sense that most clubs wait until nearer the end of the transfer deadline.
"We've been in negotiations with a number of clubs and lost out on a number of players so we continue to try to get players in who we think will improve us.
"We've got one or two signings we would like to make before the deadline so hopefully we have a couple more before we are finished."
Smith remains on the lookout for a centre-back following Carlos Cuellar's departure to Aston Villa and after losing out to Celtic in the race to sign Glenn Loovens, who is holding talks with The Hoops.
On Loovens, Smith added: "In the end, we made the bid and the boy said he wanted to play European football, which we can't offer him at the moment so we lose out on that one," said Smith.
"It happens, it's part and parcel of football, and we have to get on with it. If it's a consequence [of the defeat in Kaunas] then that's what we have to accept.
"The defeat was a disappointing one and, if there are consequences, we have to accept them and get on with it."