Rangers striker Ryan Hardie could leave Ibrox in the January transfer window to sign for QPR, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claims that the English Championship side have been alerted to Hardie’s situation in Glasgow with the striker’s deal set to expire at the end of the season.

It is understood that a move to the West London club is on the cards for the 20-year-old as Ian Holloway plots a potential swoop next month.

Hardie has made just six appearances for the Rangers senior side this season with all of them coming off the bench in the Scottish Premiership.

The seven-times Scotland Under-21 international was brought straight into the first-team by caretaker manager Graeme Murty after Pedro Caixinha was sacked in October, but he has since dropped back out of the squad and has not featured since the 3-0 win over Aberdeen last month.

Football Insider verdict

Hardie never seemed like he was going to be able to make a name for himself in the senior squad at Ibrox so it could be best for all parties if the Scot was to move on. The chance to play in England will open up a lot of doors for the youthful striker and moving to the capital city will no doubt be an attractive proposition. It’s a shame to see an academy product leave the club but with players like Alfredo Morelos, Josh Windass and Eduardo Herrera ahead of him in the pecking order, Hardie just doesn’t seem like he has the chance to develop. His previous loan spells at St Mirren and Raith Rovers prove that he has potential to reach.

In other Rangers news, Gers fans have urged the club to appoint this former European giants coach as manager after a major announcement on Wednesday.

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