Doncaster's Reece Wabara talking to Rangers

Doncaster's Reece Wabara talking to Rangers

Former Doncaster Rovers' Reece Wabara is in talks with Scottish Championship side Rangers, according to reports.

Amee Ruszkai

Reece Wabara is in talks with Rangers, Sky Sports have reported.

The defender is discussing a potential move to the Scottish club after being released by Doncaster Rovers this summer, with the player and the club failing to agree a new deal because Wabara "expressed a desire to perhaps have a look a little higher," manager Paul Dickov explained to the club's website.

Sky Sports reported earlier this week that Wabara had been taken on for a trial at Rangers, and their newest claims suggest that the defender impressed during that.

Already two in at Rangers

Mark Warburton has made two signings for the Glasgow club since leaving Brentford, becoming the manager of the Scottish Championship side. Rob Kiernan and former player, Danny Wilson have bolstered the Rangers defence.

Rangers earned themselves a promotion play-off last season, but lost to Motherwell and will remain in the second tier this campaign, though the target for Warburton will be to propel them back into the top flight.

Former Doncaster captin full of praise for Wabara

As well as Wabara, captain Dean Furman also left Rovers this summer for the same reasons, and he has spoke highly of the 23-year-old as he searches for a new club.

Furman called the youngster "a very exciting player" who "Rangers fans would love" due to him being "attack-minded" and "very much in the mould of Dani Alves." He went on to say that Wabara is "very quick and loves to get forward," crediting his "ability" to "beat a man and put good deliveries into the box."

Furman acknowledged that he "can't speak for the new manager at Rangers," but went on to say that "if he's looking for a young, athletic full-back who can create and join in play" then Wabara "ticks all the right boxes."

The 23-year-old started his career at Manchester City, joining their academy as a 16-year-old and spending seven years there, making his first team debut as a substitute at the age of 19.

Wabara enjoyed loan spells with Ipswich Town, Oldham Athletic and Blackpool whilst at City, but a spell with Doncaster in 2013 proved to be the most fruitful and would eventually result in him securing a permanent, short-term deal with the club for the 2014-15 season.

He played 56 league games for the club during his two spells, scoring one goal in the season gone as the side finished 13th in League One.