Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean could help Rangers win the Scottish Premiership title this season, according to Noel Whelan.

The former Aberdeen and Leeds United striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, heaped praise on the “fantastic” 28-year-old who would bring both “tenacity” and “quality” to Steven Gerrard’s side.

The Sun claim that the Light Blues are looking to sign the centre-midfielder after his penalty sent Scotland to their first major tournament since 1998.

McLean has made eight Championship appearances this season, scoring his only goal in a 1-1 draw at Brentford last month.

When asked by Football Insider if the life-long Rangers fan would be a welcome addition at Ibrox in January, Whelan said: “McLean is a player that is aggressive and tenacious.

“He is one of those players you want in your team, you would much rather be playing with him rather than against him.

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“Rangers going into the market once again for an experienced player. Steven Gerrard knows that he could bring tenacity and quality into the team.

“He is a fantastic player and Gerrard will know bring players in for the sake of it next year. He is bringing them in to strengthen the competition for places and give them the final push that might be needed.

“He could help give Rangers that final push that might be needed to bring the title back to Ibrox.” 

In other Rangers news, Noel Whelan has told Football Insider Steven Gerrard’s “biggest fear” may have been realised after reported injury blow.