Reports that Nottingham Forest are preparing Lewis Morgan bid must spark Rangers into action

Rangers fans pour out of the stand onto the pitch as Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game with his team mates during the Ladbrokes Scottish...

St Mirren winger Lewis Morgan will reportedly be the subject of a £400,000 bid from Nottingham Forest - meaning Rangers must act fast.

Demarai Gray of England and Lewis Morgan of Scotland battle for the ball during the UEFA European Under 21 Championship Group 4 Qualifier between England and Scotland at Riverside Stadium...

The race for Lewis Morgan is hotting up with two months to go until the opening of the January transfer window. The St Mirren starlet is out of contract in the summer and, by that logic, there are no shortage of interested suitors hoping to strike a cut-price deal in the New Year.

The Scottish Sun reported on Tuesday that Championship side Nottingham Forest are set to step up their interest in Morgan after scouting St Mirren’s clash with Morton on Saturday afternoon.

Director of football Frank McParland couldn’t have timed his visit much better with Morgan winning a penalty and setting up the other goal in a 2-2 draw. Thus, the report adds that Mark Warburton's Forest are believed to be preparing a £400,000 bid.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton looks on during the Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Ibrox Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Though if that is the fee required to convince St Mirren to cash in on their prized asset, one who has eight goals in just 16 games this season, fellow suitors Rangers cannot afford to be left behind.

The Mail reports that the Ibrox giants, as well as Old Firm rivals Celtic, are vying to hand Morgan his chance in the top division. Though it’s Rangers who need the 22-year-old winger far more than their local neighbours.

Lewis Morgan of St Mirren in action during the BETFRED Cup Group Stage between St Mirren and Edinburgh City at St Mirren Park on July 30, 2016 in Paisley, Scotland.

After all, the left wing has been something of a problem position for Rangers this season and Morgan, who started his career at Ibrox but was released from the club’s academy in 2013, would represent an immediate upgrade in their starting XI.

And considering that Rangers spent almost £10 million on a raft of largely underwhelming imports in the summer, a young, exciting bargain signing who knows Scottish football like the back of his hand would be well received at Ibrox – especially at just £400,000.

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