Dundee striker Greg Stewart reacts to speculation surrounding potential January return to Ibrox

Dundee striker Greg Stewart has played down speculation surrounding a return to Rangers.

Dundee striker Greg Stewart has told The Scottish Sun that he isn't paying too much attention to speculation that he could re-join Rangers in January.

Stewart, 25, started his career at Rangers as a youngster, but was released during his teenage years before spells with Hearts, Syngenta Amateurs and Cowdenbeath.

Last season was his first in the top flight of Scottish football, and he made an instant impression, hitting 15 goals for Dundee in a superb campaign.

This term has been a little tougher for Stewart, as he has fired six goals in 20 games for Dundee - but interest in his signature is mounting ahead of the January transfer window.

The Scottish Sun recently reported that English Championship club Brighton and Hove Albion are pursuing Stewart, but Rangers - Stewart's former club - are also hoping to sign him as they push for promotion to the Scottish Premiership this season.

As a former Rangers youngster, Stewart has been asked about the possibility of returning to the club, but told The Scottish Sun that he isn't focusing on the speculation right now.

He did though add that his family are all Rangers fans, and are asking him whether he is really moving to Ibrox in January, before stating that it's always nice to be linked with transfers.

"That’s just football," said Stewart. "These things come up and you get your mates and your family asking you ‘So, what’s happening?' I don’t know and I just have to get on with playing for Dundee. That’s who I play for and I just need to do that.

"It doesn’t really mean anything that my friends and family are Rangers fans. It’s just one of those things. I just need to keep on playing well for Dundee and see what happens. I try not to think about it all too much."

"It is always nice but, as I have said, I will just keep on trying to concentrate on my own game and if something happens, then something happens. I just need to focus on doing well for Dundee. I’m delighted I am playing football every week and I am enjoying it here," he added.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch