Leading Scottish football journalist Chris Jack has cracked wise in an ominous update about Rangers’ Deadline Day activity.

The Herald & Times journalist covers the Ibrox club extensively and has close links to Rangers.

But for expectant Rangers fans who’ve been refreshing their social media and news feeds all day long on Deadline Day, the news from Chris Jack is not positive.

For the second season in a row, Deadline Day is set to pass Rangers by and for everyone associated to the club, it’s a damp squib.

Cracking wise about the situation, Chris Jack joked that to Rangers, Deadline Day will likely just be a normal Friday.

“It’s transfer deadline day, and if you’re Rangers, Friday,” Chris Jack said on the Rangers Review’s Morning Briefing (01/09: approx 10 mins in).

“Time will tell what the day brings but we’re right across it this morning.

“I think if people are expecting a flurry of activity, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I don’t see it happening.

“There’s obviously still plenty of time left, things may materialise.

“Players will find out over the next 24 hours that players have been signed to replace them and they may want to move on.

“But Rangers are happy with the business that they’ve done; they done a lot of business early in the window obviously.”

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Chris Jack provides ominous Rangers Deadline Day update

Expanding on Rangers’ business, Chris Jack explains that the Ibrox club focused on early signings rather than leaving things late.

The journalist has explained that Michael Beale is happy with his squad and that whilst signings are not expected, anything can happen.

“That’s how Michael Beale wanted to front load the window, that’s why we saw Rangers do the business that they did do,” Chris Jack said about Rangers’ Deadline Day activity.

“He’s spoken before about being happy with the squad.

“I know he’s mentioned previously about looking for a defender, looking for a Ryan Kent replacement, but I don’t think there’s anything imminent in the pipeline.

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“That’s not to say no, so don’t shout at me later for being wrong but the state of play as it stands is don’t expect anything major from Rangers.

“People can take the information as they see it but hopefully it doesn’t disappoint too many people.”

Leicester City centre-back Harry Souttar remains the most prominent name linked to Rangers but the deal is certainly “hanging in the balance” according to one journalist.