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Whittaker joins Rangers ranks

Published: Wednesday 1 August 2007, 17.23CET
Rangers FC have completed the signing of defender Steven Whittaker from Hibernian FC in a €3m deal but he will be unable to play in the return leg at FK Zeta.
Published: Wednesday 1 August 2007, 17.23CET

Whittaker joins Rangers ranks

Rangers FC have completed the signing of defender Steven Whittaker from Hibernian FC in a €3m deal but he will be unable to play in the return leg at FK Zeta.

Rangers FC have completed the signing of defender Steven Whittaker from Hibernian FC in a €3m deal.

Debut wait
Former Scottish Under-21 international Whittaker, who had also attracted interest from English Premier League sides Middlesbrough FC and Blackburn Rovers FC, made 173 appearances for Hibernian and becomes manager Walter Smith's tenth signing of the summer. However, the 23-year-old will have to wait to make his debut for his new club as he is suspended for Rangers's opening Scottish Premier League fixture away to Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC on Saturday and is also ineligible for the away leg of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie against FK Zeta next Tuesday. Rangers defeated the Montenegrin champions 2-0 at Ibrox last night.

Last updated: 01/08/07 17.34CET

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