Report: Departing Rangers striker to hold Southend United talks with two others keen

Rangers' Nicky Clark (L) celebrates scoring their first goal

League One sides Bury and Peterborough United are also said to be courting Nicky Clark, who is leaving Ibrox this summer.

Rangers' Nicky Clark (R) celebrates scoring their first goalClark (R) is a man in demand

Rangers striker Nicky Clark is set for talks with Southend United manager Phil Brown, the Daily Mail reports.

Fellow League One sides Bury and Peterborough United are also said to be keen on the former Aberdeen trainee, who will leave the Light Blues for nothing this summer.

The Daily Record reported last month that Clark was poised to join Barnsley, though there is no mention of the Tykes, who have since been promoted to the Championship, in the Daily Mail article.

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom and assistant manager Tommy Wright celebrate with the trophy  after winning the Sky Bet Football League One Play-Off FinalBarnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom and assistant Tommy Wright lift the League One play-off trophy

Clark, who is the son for former Gers striker Sandy, arrived at Ibrox from Queen of the South three years ago and registered 24 goals and 14 assists in 110 appearances.

The 25-year-old's exploits helped Rangers to two promotions and he leaves having led the Light Blues back to the top flight.

Southend - who finished 15th in League One last season, one and two places behind Bury and Peterborough respectively - have released former Republic of Ireland international Noel Hunt, while another striker Jamar Loza has returned to Norwich City following a loan spell.

Southend manager Phil BrownBrown's Shrimpers ended the campaign 15 points off the play-offs

Rangers are expected to add to their front line following Clark's release.

Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew in action with Rangers' Kenny MillerKenny Miller, 36, is one of only three seniors strikers left at Ibrox

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