Stuart McCall has tapped in to his Rangers connections to lure a promising midfield starlet to Valley Parade.

City have moved to bring in Dean Furman on a five-month loan deal to add competition to the team’s engine room.

The 20-year-old South African is rated highly at Ibrox and Walter Smith is keen for him to pick up some first-team experience.

Furman has made only one senior appearance - for 38 minutes as a substitute against Dundee United at the end of last season - but he was frequently involved on the Rangers bench.

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