West Brom boss distances his club from Rangers pair McGregor and Naismith

West Bromwich Albion manager Roy Hodgson suggests reports regarding Rangers pair Allan McGregor and Steven Naismith are way off the mark.

It has been suggested that the Baggies will go after the Scottish duo in the summer and although Hodgson admits both are good players, he feels that the financial situation of the Glasgow club has prompted talks that the duo could be on their way to The Hawthorns for a cut-price.

"Is anything happening? No, not in the sense it is anything we have discussed seriously. Of course, we know the players well,” Hodgson said.

"I think everyone is being connected with the Rangers players because everyone knows they are in administration.”

And Hodgson also cooled talk regarding Dnipro midfielder Derek Boateng who has been linked with the club for some time now.

"The Boateng one would be from the past. Before I came to the club, Boateng was a name being discussed as a potential new signing when he was playing in Spain,” he added.

"Even last summer, before we started this season, his name was mentioned.

"But it is not something we've got to grips with because there are so many names circulating in our own area of scouting and recruitment."

 

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