Leon Balogun jokingly warned Rangers team-mate Mohamed Diomande to 'bring your shinguards' to training after a dressing room jibe.

The Ibrox new boy irked Balogun as he wore an Ivory Coast shirt into Auchenhowie after his nation triumphed over Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Diomande, 22, smirked as Balogun called him out over the celebratory fashion statement with Balogun's Nigeria pipped in the final.

In a light-hearted exchange, Balogun threatened he wouldn't pass to Diomande and stated he could be on the end of a challenge with the centre-back returning to training on Monday.

Diomande clutched the badge on his national team shirt as Balogun hammered the "disrespect" from the player who "just signed and thinks he can mock me like that".

Posting on his Instagram story, Balogun can be heard joking:ย "Look at this one. Just signed and he thinks he can mock me like that!

"Look at him. Disrespect. You're getting no pass today from me, mate.

"Oh my God, he brought Twitter to the dressing room. Look at this guy man, mamma mia.

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"Yeah, enjoy it while you can still can bro.

"We're training in a little bit and I'm back today, you know.

"Bring out your shinguards!"

Nigeria had taken the lead in the AFCON final through William Troost-Ekong.ย 

However, a second-half comeback saw the Ivory Coast claim victory with Franck Kessie levelling before Sebastien Haller's winner nine minutes from time.