GARY MCALLISTER has refused to rule out a late arrival at Ibrox as Rangers look to strengthen for the second half of the season.

The Light Blues fell five points adrift of Celtic at the weekend following their shock defeat to Hearts and return to Premiership action against Ross County this evening.

Boss Steven Gerrard has moved on Eros Grezda, Andy King and Jamie Murphy this month and Greg Docherty will be allowed to leave on loan.

Jake Hastie has returned to Ibrox following a loan at Rotherham and there could be an addition before the close of business on Friday night.

McAllister said: "It’s very difficult. As you can imagine, we’re inundated with people who are available.

"But we can’t just jump in and panic buy or react with that sort of mindset.

"If we are bringing anyone in at this particular time, it’s got to be someone who can make a difference, make us better and would ideally go straight into the team. We don’t need squad players or development players.

"It’s an ongoing thing. If you bring someone in at the back it boosts people all over the pitch. You can’t really categorise it.

"A player that makes you better in any position gives any club a boost. We’re just continually looking."