Could Ross Wilson target Sam Gallagher - the Southampton striker wanted by Scotland - if appointed by Glasgow Rangers?

Blackburn Rovers Sam Gallagher scores their second goal

The Southampton head of recruitment is being tipped to replace Frank McParland at Rangers, three weeks on from the Englishman's Ibrox departure.

General View of Ibrox StadiumRangers' Ibrox Stadium

Ross Wilson is being tipped to take over as Rangers' director of football, leaving his position as Southampton's head of recruitment in doing so.

The Scottish talent-spotter is regarded as one of the best in the business, having helped bring the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Cedric Soares and Manolo Gabbiadini to St Mary's in recent seasons.

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But could the Saints soon be on the receiving end of Wilson's expertise, if the 34-year-old does leave for Ibrox?

One player who could be of interest to Wilson and Rangers is striker Sam Gallagher, who has scored 11 goals while on loan to Blackburn Rovers this season.

With Kenny Miller's contract up this summer and no other Gers attacker scoring more than five league goals thus far, signing a player in Gallagher's position is a likely priority for Wilson - or whichever manager is appointed to work alongside him in Glasgow.

With Gabbiadini firing, Charlie Austin returning from a spell out and both Shane Long and Jay Rodriguez for company, Gallagher's chances of securing first team football on his return to Southampton appear somewhat bleak.

Blackburn Rovers Sam Gallagher scores their second goalSam Gallagher scores with a header for Blackburn Rovers

And, having entered the final 18 months of his contract, a summer departure could well be on the cards.

The Daily Record reported this week the six-foot-four-inch frontman is wanted by Scotland boss Gordon Strachan, having played for both the Tartan Army and England at youth level. A move to Rangers, therefore, could be very convenient indeed.

Should Rangers target Gallagher if Wilson is appointed at Ibrox?

 

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