Livingston boss David Hopkin has promised in the Daily Mail that he will look to keep hold of Matthew Knox, despite Rangers’ reported interest.
Mark Warburton reportedly sees Knox as a player who could enhance Rangers’ squad, as they plan for life back in the Scottish Premiership.
The Ibrox side are expected to have funds to spend in the summer, as they look to enhance their squad.
Knox could reportedly be one of the players who does move to the Glasgow club, but Hopkin has vowed that he will do everything he can to keep hold of the exciting 16-year-old.
“There are obviously a lot of clubs interested in Matthew Knox and I have spoken to the board,” he said.
“But my preference is to keep him here. He's got so much talent it's frightening. I'm fighting tooth and nail to keep him here and I think the board will back me.
“I think he's better staying here, he's only 16, and will go a better player eventually.”
Rangers were able to view Knox’s talent first-hand yesterday, in their match against Livingston.
Livvy picked up an unexpected 1-0 victory over the Light Blues, with Knox setting up the winner for his side.
If Knox does join Rangers it will show Warburton’s continued commitment to youth, even though they are playing at a higher level.
Warburton has targeted bringing young players to Ibrox throughout his time in charge so far, and it seems that this policy will not be changing any time soon.