Southend boss wants Nicky Clark

Rangers' Nicky Clark in action with Alloa's Scott Gallacher

Southend United manager Phil Brown says that he wants to sign released Rangers forward Nicky Clark in the summer transfer window.

Rangers' Nicky Clark scores their first goal

Southend United manager Phil Brown has told The Scottish Sun that he wants to sign released Rangers forward Nicky Clark in the summer transfer window.

Clark is a free agent at the moment, having been released by Scottish Premiership-bound Rangers at the end of last month.

This means that Southend would be able to sign the 25-year-old forward on a free transfer, and boss Brown has revealed his interest.

Southend manager Phil Brown

“There’s a lot of interest in Nicky but I spoke with him for an hour-and-a-half and we’re probably at second or third base,” Brown told The Scottish Sun.

“The next base is for him to decide if he wants to move. I’m hoping he’ll have a look at the area when he’s back from holiday.”

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

Clark is a good player and would be a decent signing for Southend, who will feature in League One next season.

The forward did not score too many goals at Rangers - just 23 in 102 appearances - and that is something that he should look at and hopefully improve on.

Southend finished 15th in the League One during the 2015-16 campaign and will be aiming to end up higher in the standings next season.

Meanwhile, Rangers won the Scottish Championship this past season and will feature in the Scottish Premiership during the 2016-17 campaign. The Gers also clinched the Scottish Challenge Cup and reached the final of the Scottish Cup.

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

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