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Rangers eye deadline-day move for Aberdeen winger Scott Wright

Glasgow Rangers have been linked with a deadline-day move for Aberdeen winger Scott Wright.

What’s the word?

Rangers confirmed the signing of Wright on a pre-contract agreement last week with the 23-year-old due to move to Ibrox in the summer when his deal at Pittodrie ends at the end of this season.

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And now, Rangers are now in talks with Aberdeen to try and push for a move before the transfer window closes tonight, according to The Daily Record.

However, Aberdeen are under very little pressure to sell Wright after the departure of Sam Cosgrove to Birmingham City, so Ross Wilson will have his work cut out before finalising a move.

Ace up their sleeve

While the ever-reliable Ryan Kent is a dead cert to start on the left wing, Steven Gerrard has struggled to find a suitable understudy for the former Liverpool man, as Brandon Barker and Jordan Jones have been battling to bag the backup spot, though they have both had their critics.

Sunderland have now signed Jones on loan until the end of the season from the Scottish Premiership leaders, leaving Gerrard desperately short of options on the left wing after Glenn Middleton joined St Johnstone on a short-term loan deal last month, with Barker the only other natural left-winger.

Signing Wright would be a significant upgrade on Barker, who has struggled for game time under Gerrard this season for obvious reasons – in his last appearance alone, he was rated as one of the worst players on the pitch by SofaScore in the 2-0 victory over Lech Poznan in the Europa League.

In Wright, however, Rangers could find a player who could give them the cutting edge in the title race.

According to WhoScored, it seems the 23-year-old is better than Barker in almost every area of the pitch. He currently averages more key passes (1.3) and dribbles (1.5) per match and commits fewer fouls than the 24-year-old, which suggests that he offers a greater counterattacking threat.

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Wright has been in such fine form since the start of this season, having made 17 top-flight appearances in the Scottish Premiership with two goals and two assists to show for his 14 starts, per Transfermarkt.

Dons boss Derek McInnes has heaped praise on the maturing youngster for translating his “terrific” talent into consistent performances at Pittodrie.

The move is ultimately in Rangers’ hands and if they can put forward an offer that the Dons simply can’t refuse, then they would be in a strong position to sign Wright before the close of play on deadline day.

AND in other news, George Edmundson must use temporary loan move to resurrect Rangers career

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