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Scottish League 1 side Glasgow Rangers have taken two former Premier League international stars on trial ahead of the new season, Sky Sports reports.

Malian striker Mamady Sidibe, 33, was released by Stoke City at the end of last season and has travelled up to Glasgow in order to undergo a trial with the fallen giants, whilst Algerian winger Hameur Bouazza also arrived after being released by Spanish club Racing Santander.

Both players were suggested to Rangers manager Ally McCoist by Gregory Dakad, the agent who helped push through Bilel Moshni’s recent move to Ibrox.

“The boys are two players who Gregory looks after and they’ll be well known to people who know their English and European football.

“They’ve just come in to have a look at our place and also for us to have a wee look at them. This is their first day as they came into the city last night.

“They trained this morning and they were absolutely fine. They’re obviously not up to the same levels of fitness as our lads are but that’s totally understandable.

“They haven’t done any pre-season training yet and there’s no pressure on anybody. We’ll make them feel very welcome and we’ll see what happens.

“It would be crazy of us not to take the option to bring other people in and have a look at them after the success we’ve had with Bilel’s trial. Both players have good pedigree.”

Sidibe has spent the past eight years at Stoke, but enjoyed stints with Sheffield Wednesday and Tranmere Rovers last season, whilst Bouazza, 28, can count Watford and Fulham amongst his former Premier League sides.

Rangers have already brought in eight players this summer, but none can be registered permanently until a transfer embargo is lifted in September.


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