Released four years after £3m transfer, could old boss Warburton revive striker's career at Rangers?

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

Rangers boss Mark Warburton is fond of a reunion, could another be on the cards at Ibrox?

Rangers' Rob Kiernan (R) in action with Hibernian's Daniel CarmichaelKiernan barely featured for Watford or Wigan, but is a regular at Ibrox

Rob Kiernan, Harry Forrester, Adrian Mariappa? Rangers manager Mark Warburton loves a Watford reunion.

The 53-year-old kicked off his coaching career at Vicarage Road and worked with the trio at various stages as they progressed through the Hornets' ranks.

Though things didn't quite go to plan for the former pair post-Watford, Warburton was on hand to revive their careers at Ibrox. And a year and six months after signing them, respectively, Kiernan and Forrester are two of the first names on Rangers' team sheet.

Rangers' Harry Forrester reactsForrester began last season on Doncaster's bench

However, they aren't the only ones to have lost their way since leaving the Hornets. And one player of particular promise now finds himself without a club, four-and-a-half-years since his £3 million move to the Premier League.

Marvin Sordell spent last season on the books of League One Colchester United, scoring four goals in 21 games as the U's suffered relegation to the fourth tier of English football.

Colchester's Marvin Sordell looks dejected after missing a opportunity to scoreThe striker is looking for a new club

It was the latest in a line of disappointments, following unsuccessful spells at Bolton Wanderers, Charlton Athletic and Burnley - two of whom he played for in the Premier League.

But it'd be wrong to write off Sordell just yet. Still only 25, he was, there or thereabouts, a one-in-three striker during his final half-season at Watford and went on to represent Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics.

Great Britain's Marvin Sordell (C) is tackled by Senegal's Abdoulaye Ba (Bottom)Sordell in action for Team GB

Such potential and no transfer fee would make Sordell a low-risk gamble for someone like Rangers. Perhaps all he needs is a team not blighted by relegation, financial difficulty or both, and a manager he knows and who'll trust him.

A move to Ibrox would satisfy both of those needs.

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