Three Rangers players who could follow McParland to Nottingham Forest
COMMENT By Matt Farr
Nottingham Forest announced on Friday night that former Rangers head of recruitment Frank McParland had been appointed as their new director of football.
McParland was previously on the books of Liverpool and Brentford, prior to his move to Ibrox, and is reportedly set to join the Championship club until the end of the season.
He came under fire after a number of his advised Rangers signings failed to make an impact, but he can make amends with one or two impressive buys for Nottingham Forest.
Should he opt to return to Rangers in the transfer market, he should look to acquire one – or each – of these three talents:
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Nottingham Forest are not currently short of wide options, but McKay can add that little extra bit of quality.
The 22-year-old has been one of Rangers’ more impressive figures in what has been a below-par season overall, and has already been tipped to make a move abroad.
He was linked with a £6million move to German high-flyers RB Leipzig in January, and speculation is likely to continue if he continues his current form.
McParland is very familiar with what McKay can offer, with four goals and 10 assists already to his name this season.
His pace, dynamism and desire are three factors that could be of real aid to Nottingham Forest, particularly if they face a fight to keep themselves in the division next season.
Hyndman, 20, is currently on loan at Rangers from Bournemouth until the end of the season, but has already proven to be one of their more successful additions.
He has three goals and three assists from only eight appearances, swiftly making his presence known in the Ibrox midfield.
The youngster is rated highly by Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe, but he could be tempted into letting Hyndman join Nottingham Forest on another loan spell to aid his development.
Forest have struggled to find a settled central midfield partnership this season because of injuries and other contributing factors, but Hyndman has shown at Rangers that he has the attributes to be a leading midfield presence, and one that can contribute regular at both ends of the field.
Forest could be set to lose Hildeberto Pereira at the end of the season when his loan deal expires, and that could leave a vacancy at right-back.
James Tavernier, meanwhile, has been ever-present for Rangers this term, and could be a decent addition to the ranks at the City Ground.
The 26-year-old has vast previous experience in English football, having begun his career with Newcastle, and would fit in well.
An attack-minded full-back, Tavernier has shown a tendency to get caught out of position, but it is a fault that can be worked on over time.
Nevertheless, his desire to burst into the final-third has seen him contribute two goals and four assists for Rangers this season, and that extra supply could be an asset to Nottingham Forest.
In other Rangers transfer news, here are three players that could follow reported frontrunner Pedro Caixinha to Rangers.