Rangers bolstered their defensive ranks on Friday evening with the signing of Oldham Athletic defender George Edmundson.
The signing was announced on the club’s official website and solves a problematic position for boss Steven Gerrard.
Edmundson played 54 times for the Latics last season and signs for Rangers with big things expected of him.
Centre defence was always going to be an area targeted for reinforcements by Gerrard.
Gareth McAuley has departed, whilst Joe Worrall has returned to Nottingham Forest following the end of his loan spell.
Worrall was a first-team regular last season at Ibrox and the comparisons between him and Edmundson will probably be evident when the games start.
The ex-Oldham man will probably compete with Nikola Katic for a place alongside Connor Goldson.
The fact that Gerrard utilised Worrall possibly bodes well for the uncompromising Wythenshawe-born enforcer.
His performances last season showed maturity beyond his tender years and that perhaps can’t be said about the Forest man.
Worrall is still raw and threw in the occasional lapse in concentration during his spell in the side last season.
Edmundson represents an upgrade on the former Rangers loanee and it will be interesting to see how he develops at Ibrox.
At £700,000 (BBC Sport) the youngster looks an absolute steal and the no-nonsense central defender looks like being a quality player in Scotland.
Edmundson could go all the way to the top and Rangers should be desperately optimistic over the new campaign.