Report: Rangers take Vladislavs Gutkovskis on trial

Rangers have taken Vladislavs Gutkovskis on a trial period.

Rangers have taken Latvian striker Vladislavs Gutkovskis on trial, the Daily Record reports.

There 20-year-old forward has linked up with Mark Warburton’s side to prove if he desks a permanent deal during the January transfer window.

Naturally a centre-forward, Gutkovskis is also able to play on both wings, and arrives for his Ibrox trial having spent all his short career in his homeland.

A Latvian Under-21 internation, Gutkovskis has scored 45 goals in 73 games for Skonto Riga, having started his career with Olimps Riga, for whom he played 13 times without finding the back of the net.

This season has seen Gutkovskis scored 10 goals and register three assists in 22 league games, with Skonto ending the season in second place, seven points behind FK Liepaja.

He has been at Murray Park to train with Warburton’s team for the ongoing week, with a view to earning a permanent deal at Ibrox.

There are no indications as to whether Warburton is ready to sanction a deal for the forward, but it is another example of the manager scouring lower quality leagues for potential stars of the future to bring to Rangers.

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