Rangers have announced the signing of Todd Cantwell – and Michael Beale has hinted the player could go straight into the starting lineup v St Johnstone.

After a drawn-out January pursuit of the player, Rangers have announced the signing of the Norwich City midfielder on social media much to the relief of supporters.

It’s an exciting deal for the club given the 24-year-old is still young and was once touted for money-spinning moves down south, with Michael Beale tasked with getting the best out of Todd Cantwell in the weeks and months ahead.

But that could all begin this weekend in the Scottish Premiership against St Johnstone with Michael Beale previously hinting that fresh faces would be in the starting XI against the Saints.

Speaking after the 1-0 Scottish Cup win at McDiarmid Park, Michael Beale claimed that the Rangers lineup could look different this weekend with Todd Cantwell now in line for a quick fire Ibrox debut.

“Hopefully there will be one or two new faces in the starting line-up,” said Beale.

That would hint that Todd Cantwell is in line to start v St Johnstone and that Rangers could be set to announce at least one more player this week.

Todd Cantwell delighted to join Rangers

Todd Cantwell has also been expressing his delight at signing for Rangers as the Norwich Academy graduate prepares for the next step in his career.

“I am delighted and I feel very proud,” said Todd Cantwell [Rangers].

“This is obviously a massive football club and I am delighted to get going and to get started.This is a massive club and there is a massive responsibility when you sign for Rangers to be the player that the fans want to see.

“They want to see a player that works hard and a player that can win them games which is very important and that is something I am hoping I can bring.”

Rangers face St Johnstone at 3pm on Saturtday and all eyes will be on Todd Cantwell and whether the latest Ibrox signing starts the Premiership clash.

Meanwhile, it’s one in, one out, as Charlie McCann lines up an exit.

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