Michael Beale has revealed that Rangers' players will be required to wear suits on matchdays at Ibrox.

Under his watch, the Englishman has restored the tradition which will see the club's players dressed smartly when arriving for home matches.

The 42-year-old spoke to the media for the first time today as the club's new manager.

And he said it's a tradition that is worthwhile maintaining.

He said: "I know the traditions and it's a traditional football club. It's an institution.

"As we modernise football I think that some of the traditions are really important.

"The players are hearing this first, they are going back to wearing suits on matchday as well when we are at home.

"I think it's important we live in the traditions of the football club and this is a club when you come in you fit to those traditions and try to enhance them as you go on.

"So, it's a hugely proud moment for me and my family in the last few days. It will all become very real, very quickly. I look forward to all of that.

"The 15th of December is a date I'm counting down to."

On his squad itself, Beale admits he's still in the early stages of assessing his players ahead of any January movement. 

He added: "I'm in the assessing stage at the moment. I'm looking at the eyes and the energy of the squad at the moment.

"I need to be really honest with everybody about where they are in the squad and ensure there is clarity. And then we are always looking to improve. We have to because of the demands placed on it.

"We are always looking at the transfer market and there's a lot of interesting players out there. If you look at the last couple of years with Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey coming to the club as pretty much unknowns for very low fees and we have done well in the player trading in terms of them going on the conveyor belt always in the background.

"And so at this moment in time, if everyone is fit, it's a very strong Rangers squad and then with every window, you look to edge it on by looking at what bits are needed."

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