By Danny Mills

29th Dec, 2019 | 7:10pm

Ibrox Exclusive: Danny Mills suggests Rangers have advantage in race for in-demand midfielder

Danny Mills suggested Rangers have an advantage in the race to sign Liverpool midfielder Herbie Kane.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, Mills suggested due to Steven Gerrard, Gary McAllister and Michael Beale’s Liverpool connections than the Reds know exactly how Kane can benefit from joining the Gers.

Football Insider revealed earlier this month that Rangers were plotting a move to sign the 21-year-old midfielder with Liverpool set to listen to offers for Kane in January.

However, the Gers aren’t the only team in the hunt for the in-demand midfielder as Football Insider also revealed that Peterborough United are in discussions with the Reds about taking Kane on loan for the second half of the season.

Mills explained that the Reds won’t just want to be assured that the midfielder will get minutes but will want to know he’ll develop as a person with whomever he joins.

The ex-England international suggested the set-up at Ibrox was likely so similar that Kane would settle in quickly and easily.

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When asked if Rangers have an advantage in the race for Herbie Kane due to Gerrard’s Liverpool connections, Mills told Football Insider: “It’s not just Steven Gerrard though.

“McAllister is there, Michael Beale is there, who was one of the main coaches in the Liverpool academy before he went up to Rangers to do a lot of coaching.

“So Liverpool will know the coaching staff very very well, Gary Mac was captain of Liverpool, Gerrard captain, Beale one of the best coaches they had at Liverpool, that’s what counts.

“They know what coaching he will get, the style of play that Gerrard wants to play, they’ll know everything.

“The support structure, everything around him and that is what clubs look at.

“They’re not just looking at minutes, is he going to develop as a player? Is he going to develop as a person? All these things come into it.

“And as I’ve said the McAllister-Gerrard-Beale connection is absolutely superb, it’s almost like being promoted from Liverpool U-21s to Rangers as it’ll be a set-up he’s very very familiar with.

“And those senior coaches can obviously help him settle in as well.”

Kane has made two appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season with him featuring in the 2-0 win over MK Dons as well as the 5-0 loss to Aston Villa in the EFL Cup.

The 21-year-old Englishman previously had a successful loan spell away from Anfield with Doncaster Rovers as he scored seven goals and registered 10 assists in the 49 appearances he made for them.

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