Motherwell striker Jacob Blyth backs Joe Dodoo for Rangers move, predicts success at Ibrox

Joe Dodoo of Leicester City celebrates with the matchball at the end of the game

Joe Dodoo appears to be closing in on a move to Rangers.

Joe Dodoo scores the second goal for LeicesterJoe Dodoo scores the second goal for Leicester against Bury

Motherwell striker Jacob Blyth has told the Daily Mail that he thinks his former team-mate Joe Dodoo to be a big success at Rangers should his move from Leicester City go through.

Dodoo, 21, has been on the books at Leicester since 2008, and hit the headlines last season by scoring a hat-trick on his debut against Bury in the Capital One Cup.

Joe Dodoo scores the fourth goal for LeicesterDodoo made just three more appearances for Leicester after that performance, and whilst he's been tipped for a bright future at the King Power Stadium, he appears to be heading for the exit.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton told BBC Sport late last week that he hopes to snap up Dodoo imminently, with compensation to be agreed with Leicester due to the Ghanaian-born forward currently being out of contract with Leicester.

Joe Dodoo of Leicester City celebrates with the matchball at the end of the game

Dodoo has been training with Rangers for almost a week, and saw his potential new side beat Motherwell 2-0 in the Scottish League Cup on Saturday afternoon thanks to goals from James Tavernier and Martyn Waghorn.

One player who featured in that game for Motherwell was striker Jacob Blyth, and he's been having his say on Dodoo's potential move to Ibrox having played together at Leicester.

Blyth left Leicester for Scotland this summer, and with Dodoo set to make the same move, Blyth has told the Daily Mail that he thinks Rangers would be a great move for his former team-mate - and predicted that he will do well with Warburton's men.

Joe Dodoo of Leicester City celebrates with the matchball at the end of the game

"I’m good friends with Joe," said Blyth. "It would be a great move for him if he signs for Rangers. He’s a good lad and he has bags of ability. I was at Leicester City with him for four years and we played together week-in, week-out for the Under-21s. He played on the wing and I was up front. He’ll do well up in Scotland."

"He’s fit and athletic, strong and very direct. He’ll have to fight for his place, but I know Joe has a brilliant attitude, so he’ll do it," he added.

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