NEWLY promoted Rangers are close to signing Instant-Dict defender Trevor Quow. Quow, who has been released by Instant-Dict, has reached a verbal agreement to join the once-glamorous club on a one-year contract. Rangers team manager Philip Lee Lap-fai said: ''We should be able to sign Trevor within the next few days. At first we were reluctant to sign him because he asked for more than we could afford but he has verbally accepted a smaller fee. We're pleased that we will sign him soon.'' The former Peterborough United player was one of two expats released by Instant-Dict, who have failed to live up to their pre-season hopes. Left-winger Adrian Thorpe left the territory last month. The club have decided to retain midfielder Steve Berry and strikers Ian McParland and Marko Perinovic. Lee said Rangers hoped to sign four more foreign players - a goalkeeper, a central defender, a midfielder and a striker. He said: ''We hope to sign several good players from Scotland through the help of our club founder Ian Petrie. At the moment we have already signed a couple of good local players and we hope to perform respectably next season.'' Two Eastern reserve players, Yeung Kin-wah and Tong Kin-ming, have been signed, together with Michelotti winger Lee Wing-cheong and Kui Tan reserve Lau Tik-lun. Rangers have also retained six players who played for the club last season. Meanwhile, South China boss Steven Lo Kit-shing has contacted an agent to try and sign two players from Holland for next season - a centre half and a centre forward. The Caroliners have retained goalkeeper Allen McKnight and striker Anto Grabo for next season and have offered a one-year deal to Kitchee's former England winger Mark Barham. They are also interested in signing Czech striker Michael Vana. Michelotti central defender Richard Lant has signed a one-year contract with Sing Tao for next season. Lant, who celebrated the birth of twin baby daughters, Grace and Evie, with his wife Trudy yesterday, has previously played for Club, South China and Kui Tan.