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Rangers must pull plug on reported hunt to sign centre-forward from English club


Rangers are monitoring Preston flop Louis Moult with a view to a summer move, according to a report, but the Gers shouldn’t waste their time with the former Motherwell striker and focus elsewhere.

According to The Sun, the Gers are weighing up a bid for the centre-forward just months after he moved to Preston from Fir Park after failing to make an impact on Alex Neil’s side.

The 25-year-old was a big hit at Motherwell but doesn’t come close to the quality Rangers need if they are to take that next step and win the Scottish Premiership title back from Celtic.

Moult’s aggressive style may have suited Motherwell but it doesn’t particularly fit with the style the Gers have tried to utilise under Graeme Murty and his struggles at Preston raise question marks over his ability to perform with a higher level of expectation.

With the likes of Jason Cummings and Jamie Murphy expected to make their loan moves to Ibrox permanent in the summer, that should be the minimum quality that the Ibrox giants look to add to the squad in the summer.

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Potential moves away for Eduardo Herrera and Alfredo Morelos – and the possibility of Kenny Miller retiring – means the Gers could have a new-look forward line in the summer but the Light Blues need to add quality and not quantity to overtake Celtic.

In other Rangers news, Gers reported injury blow comes at worst possible time for 21-year-old.

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