Rangers rebuild has started under Michael Beale with Archie Brown the latest name to be linked.

The Lausanne left-back took the path less travelled when he left Derby County to head to Switzerland and it is a move that has paid off.

The 21-year old Birmingham-born stopper is being eyed by Rangers with Archie Brown seemingly on our transfer shortlist, according to The Daily Record.

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Brown is unlike our other left-backs in that he is more like Kirk Broadfoot or Sasa Papac, than Ridvan Yilmaz or James Tavernier.

The former Derby defender is similar in style to Dujon Sterling, another defender touted for a move to Rangers.

Tall, at a towering 6ft 3inches, powerful and capable of playing as a centre-half as well, the youngster is comfortable on the ball.

Rangers move for Archie Brown a nod to streamline squad

Michael Beale could be looking at players who are more flexible so that he can streamline his squad.

Rather than have four senior centre-halves, having three plus Leon King and full-backs who can cover negates the need to pay a wage for a player who might not play regularly.

Archie Brown still has two years on his current contract so Rangers would have to pay a fee.

Speculation is rife surrounding Ridvan Yilmaz’s future but he has been impressive in almost every game that he has started – particularly in the Old Firm win at Ibrox.

Borna Barisic, with just a year left on his deal, is the player most under threat should Michael Beale decide to recruit Brown.

It would also be the move that would bring the age profile and wage bill down.

The early signs are encouraging for Rangers given who we have been linked with so far and the type of player that the manager appears to be targeting.

With James Bisgrove confirming that Beale is being backed and that the plan is in place, the team could look very different when we kick off next season both in terms of style and personnel.

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