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27th Dec, 2016 | 1:10pm

Championship club eye swoop for 25-year-old Rangers defender - report

By Will Butcher

Rob Kiernan’s sparkling performances for Rangers have interested Championship club Fulham, according to a report.

The Daily Mail claim that the 25-year-old could be the subject of a potential £2million bid from Slavisa Jokanovic’s side, who are looking for a defender to stop the leak at Craven Cottage.

Starring at the heart of the Gers defence, Kiernan has become first choice under Mark Warburton with Danny Wilson, Clint Hill and Philippe Senderos all vying for a place next to Kiernan.

Signed from Wigan Athletic back in the summer of 2015, Kiernan has less than 18 months remaining on his contract and the Gers could look to cash in rather than risk losing him on a free in the future.

Kiernan has made 66 league and cup appearances for the Gers since his move from the Championship side and is regarded as a vital part of the Warburton’s side.

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Football Insider verdict:

Defender Kiernan is one of the first name on Warburton’s team sheet and has starred in his 21 league and cup appearances this season, helping to keep 10 clean sheets for the 54-time Scottish champions. Known for his superb aerial ability as well as his composure when in possession, Kiernan is willing to put his body on the line in order to protect his goal. With Fulham keeping just seven clean sheets in 26 league and cup appearances this season, Jokanovic is desperate to bring in a defender that can make the difference and is likely to pursue Kiernan strongly. But Warburton must do all he can to keep the Ireland Under-21s international, as he is crucial to the Gers campaign to claw Celtic back.

In other Rangers transfer news, Warburton has given this update on two potential January deals.