Grant McCann confirms Celtic's and Rangers' interest in Edwards

Wales' Gwion Edwards and England's James Ward Prowse (L) in action

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers and Celtic were both apparently tracking Peterborough United new boy Gwion Edwards.

Wales' Gwion Edwards and England's James Ward Prowse (L) in action

Peterborough United boss Grant McCann has told the club’s official site that both Celtic and Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers were interested in signing Gwion Edwards from Crawley Town.

Posh swooped to sign Edwards on Friday, and it appears that they had to beat off competition from the Scottish Premiership duo.

Edwards had been identified as a potential target for both Celtic and Rangers, but Peterborough managed to secure the 23-year-old’s signature.

Gwion Edwards celebrates scoring the first goal for Crawley

"He is a clever, he is very direct, he runs at people with the ball, has scored a lot of goals in the last few years and I am sure he will excite the fans. He had interest from Celtic and Rangers so I am delighted to have him on board, he demonstrated great commitment to come and join us at Peterborough" McCann said.

Celtic and Rangers have both had one eye on Football League talent this summer, and Edwards was regarded as one of the finest players in England’s fourth tier.

Rangers have already brought in a sizeable amount of players since being promoted, but Celtic are yet to make an addiction since Brendan Rodgers took charge.

Andy Drury celebrates scoring the second goal for Crawley for Gwion Edwards (R)

Rodgers is expected to be backed with funds in the coming weeks, as Celtic aim to fend off the challenge from Mark Warburton’s Ibrox side.

Edwards, meanwhile, will be hoping to play his part in a promotion push at Posh.

The winger scored eight goals for Crawley last season in League Two.

Norwich City's Russell Martin (L) in action with Crawley Town's Gwion Edwards

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