Rangers should join race for Championship hitman

Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty's next January move should be to lure a striker to Ibrox.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty has already brought in two new players at Ibrox this month, in midfielder Sean Goss and winger Jamie Murphy but he should not consider his job complete just yet.

The Gers still need improvement in the side, with perhaps another winger required. But most importantly, Murty's side is crying out for a striker to mirror the goalscoring form of Alfredo Morelos.

Eduardo Herrera has already become an expensive flop at Ibrox, and with the future of Kenny Miller in doubt as his contract nears its expiration as he remains on the sidelines with a ruptured hamstring, Murty is down to his bare bones.

Josh Windass has impressed since changing position from attacking midfield to a more advanced role, but with the Daily Record claiming Carlos Pena is set to reunite with Pedro Caixinha at Cruz Azul, he could drop back into the number 10 role.

Carlos Pena of Rangers is challenged by Scott Brown of Celtic during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The report suggests that Rangers will wipe off all of the Mexico international's £20,000 pay off of the wage bill, and could even recuperate his £2million transfer fee with a permanent move pencilled in for the summer.

Using that money, a striker should be signed. The Gers have seen the likes of Martyn Waghorn, Joe Garner and Barrie McKay impress in the Championship, and they should look to raid England's second tier for another of their stars.

The Sunday People claimed in their printed edition on New Year's Eve (Page 52) that Reading and QPR want 25-year-old Barnsley striker Tom Bradshaw, a player that the Gers have previously wanted since their return to the top flight.

Barnsley's Tom Bradshaw battles for the ball against Millwall's Conor McLaughlin during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Millwall and Barnsley at The Den on January 6, 2018 in...

Back in the summer of 2016, Bradshaw's former side Walsall out-priced Rangers according to the Daily Record with Warburton keen. Now with Yorkshire side Barnsley, it appears that Bradshaw could be on the move again.

With nine goals in 29 league and cup appearances this season, his return has been somewhat mediocre. But when you consider he is in a side that has scored six goals in their last 12 games - his form has been impressive.

Luring Bradshaw to Glasgow would give the Gers that fox-in-the-box, poacher they need to go from a side wasting plenty of chances into a more efficient machine that outscores their opponents on a regular basis.

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