Vladislavs Gutkovskis is prepared to wait for Rangers before making decision over his future

The striker certainly highlighted why Mark Warburton should hand him a deal during a recent trial.

After a promising trial, Vladislavs Gutkovskis is prepared to wait for Rangers to decide whether to hand him a contract before deciding on his future, despite having offers from elsewhere, the Daily Record reports.

The Latvian impressed during his time with the Light Blues, and while he explained that he had interest from two of the Czech Republic's highest profile clubs, he hinted that any decision on his future will depend on whether Rangers offer him a contract. 

"I was in Glasgow and I really liked it there," he said, as reported by the Record.

"Rangers treated me very well and after the trial the manager spoke to me and told me they would be waiting for me once I got back.

"My agent has told me about the interest from both Sparta and Dukla Prague, so there should be something soon.

"I have a year left with Skonto but everyone knows about their financial situation being not the best.

"I want to play abroad to improve my game and I am waiting on Rangers coming back to me to see if they want me."

The 20-year-old certainly did as much as he could do to prove to Mark Warburton that he may be worth taking a chance on, as he scored a hat-trick during a 5-0 victory in a bounce match. 

And he has shown in Latvia's most recent season that his hat-trick was not an anomaly. He finished as the top flight's second highest goalscorer with 10 goals in 23 appearances, helping Skonto finish second in the table.

Despite his ability to score goals, Warburton may have concerns as to how Gutkovskis will adapt to the Scottish Championship.

The Gers have had no issues finding the back of the net this season - their 61 goals puts them 24 strikes clear of the second most lethal side in the division, Falkirk - and the former Brentford boss may be worried that adding another forward into the mix may have a negative impact on a system that has worked so well for them since he arrived at Ibrox.

Nevertheless, Gutkovskis has surely shown enough to convince Warburton that he would be a positive addition to the squad.  

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