By Alex McLeish

16th Jun, 2022 | 8:04am

Rangers could sign new Kris Boyd after key update - McLeish

Alex McLeish has suggested Rangers could sign the new Kris Boyd this summer in the shape of Sunderland striker Ross Stewart.

The former Ibrox boss, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 25-year-old could be a “shrewd” addition to Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s squad thanks to his experience of Scottish football.

The Northern Echo (13 June) claim Rangers have made Stewart a top target this summer as they identify possible replacements for Alfredo Morelos.

Both the Sunderland and Rangers strikers are out of contract next summer.

McLeish admitted Rangers have relied heavily on foreign forwards recently.

He suggested the arrival of Scotland international Stewart would be a “blast from the past”.

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McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “It’s almost like if we rewind to my era when I was at Rangers. I signed Kris Boyd and I signed Steven Thompson.

“At the time, we had brilliant players like Michael Mols, Ronald de Boer, Arveladze, Caniggia.

“But those guys, if sometimes Ronald couldn’t be bothered, then Thompson or Boydy would come in and do a fantastic job. They knew their way around Scottish penalty boxes.

“Let’s use that Glasgow word gallus. They were very confident about themselves, they remained so in the dressing room. Great characters.

“Any time these guys came on the pitch, I was guaranteed goals in Boydy and Thompson. It’s kind of a blast from the past that they’re thinking about Ross Stewart.

“He looks a really great young prospect. He could be one of those shrewd signings for Rangers. We’ve been used to seeing foreign strikers over the past few years. It’s great to see that one or two young Scottish kids are on the block at the moment.”

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