With Championship move now unlikely, could Rangers pounce for Newcastle's Adam Armstrong?

England U18's Adam Armstrong celebrates after scoring their second goal

Mark Warburton is expected to add to another striker to his Ibrox pool this summer.

England U18's Adam Armstrong celebrates after scoring their second goalArmstrong has scored three goals in nine appearances for the England U19s

Newcastle United's relegation could scupper the club's plans to loan Adam Armstrong to the Championship, according to the Chronicle.

Armstrong, who scored 20 goals for League One outfit Coventry City last season, is now an alleged target for Lee Clark's Kilmarnock.

But if Scotland is an option for the prolific England Under-19 international, could Rangers muscle in on their rivals' attempts?

The Light Blues, whose striking pool comprises Martyn Waghorn, Michael O'Halloran and 36-year-old Kenny Miller, are expected to add at least one more centre forward following promotion.

Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew in action with Rangers' Kenny MillerVeteran Miller (R) is one of just three senior strikers at Ibrox

And Armstrong is almost certain to feature on the radar of Gers boss Mark Warburton, who took lower league talents Andre Gray and Moses Odubajo to Brentford and has already procured Accrington pair Matt Crooks and Josh Windass this summer.

Aden Flint of Bristol City in action with Andre Gray of BurnleyBurnley's Gray (L) was signed by Warburton having led Luton to promotion from the Conference Premier

With Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ayoze Perez and Papiss Cisse all on Newcastle's books - and Patrick Bamford and Ross McCormack both linked with moves to St. James' Park - another loan seems likely for the young Geordie.

And if the Championship is off limits, then Scotland's top flight is arguably the next best place for Armstrong to develop.

Coventry's Adam Armstrong and Southend United's Ryan Leonard in actionArmstrong (R) in action for Coventry

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