Quick on the heels of announcing Graeme Murty will remain in charge til the end of the season, Rangers have also confirmed that Declan John has made his loan deal at the club permanent.
The 22-year-old joined Rangers on loan from Cardiff City in the summer and has impressed while filling in for injury-plagued skipper Lee Wallace.
Despite Rangers shipping an alarming 23 goals so far this season, including three in an embarrassing defeat to St. Johnstone last week, John has earned plaudits for looking assured and willing to roam forward from left-back
John’s deal means he has extended his stay in Glasgow until the summer of 2021 and the majority of supporters believe the Rangers hierarchy have done good business:
Hopefully the board can rectify this by doing the business in January. At least we know what's going on now and Declan John signing a 3 and a half year is very good business imo.
— Paul ?? (@Paulw1_) December 22, 2017
@declanjohn7 well done wee Elton, uv earned the transfer pal.?⚪️?
— Shorty (@1872shorty) December 22, 2017
Buzzing with that??
— MK (@_mk1872) December 22, 2017
— gr?nt drumm?nd (@grantdrummond17) December 22, 2017
— ?? (@1872AB) December 22, 2017
— Jaf?? (@JaffaGer) December 22, 2017
Great bit of business getting Declan John signed up ??
— Kieran Boyle (@kieranbiyle) December 22, 2017
— Liam Russell (@LiamRussell_72) December 22, 2017
Very good news! Once Wallace is back, Declan down that left wing ?
— Gary Kettle (@gkettle1983) December 22, 2017
Well done! Get us all raging then hit us with this. Smart move for once rangers smart move???
— Only team for me (@FTSx7) December 22, 2017
Excellent signing. Has shown flashes of brilliance and a great long term replacement for Wallace. Great age and will have sell-on value.
— Donald Macgregor (@MacDonie) December 22, 2017
Don’t Forget we’ve just sign Declan John from @CardiffCityFC on a permanent Deal!!! Great peace of business ?⚪️? ✏️✏️✏️
— Gary Thomson (@Gazza_number1) December 22, 2017
Murty it is murty I'll support ?? Declan John is a great bit of business too
— JC© (@connollyjon) December 22, 2017
Declan john on a permanent deal is a good bit of business. Even if Wallace does get fit again good bit of competition for the position can only make them better
— ross paterson (@ross1873) December 22, 2017
With Murty set to hold the reigns until the end of the season, it will be interested to see whether the Englishman is afforded to opportunity to sign player in January, to add to John’s permanent deal.