Jake Cooper is an old-fashioned defender who would do the job for Rangers

Rangers are looking to sign Millwall defender Jake Cooper according to The Express.

What’s the story?

The 23-year-old joined the Lions from Millwall last summer after being on the books of Reading since he was a schoolboy.

The central defender went on to make 38 appearances in the Championship last season, scoring four goals and registering three assists in an impressive campaign.

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According to the report, Steven Gerrard is keen to sign the left-sided defender as a potential replacement for Bruno Alves and are prepared to pay over £1million to land the 6ft3 colossus.

Sensible option for Rangers

Cooper has shown in his career so far that he is a strong no-nonsense defender that can also be used as an attacking threat.

He averaged nearly seven clearances and a shot per game in the Championship last season, although he has work to do on his passing and control on the ball, with a passing accuracy of just 52 per cent.

At 23, he still has plenty of room for improvement and under the guidance of Gerrard he could become a rock at the centre of the Rangers defence.