Blackpool manager comments on future of Rangers' reported summer target Curtis Tilt

Rangers fans enjoy the atmosphere ahead of the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Curtis Tilt has been linked with Scottish Premiership giants Rangers on the back of his fine form in League One for Blackpool.

Curtis Tilt of Blackpool in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Blackpool and Northampton Town at Bloomfield Road on April 10, 2018 in Blackpool, England.

Blackpool did brilliantly to hold onto Curtis Tilt during the summer transfer window – but manager Terry McPhillips is under no illusions that the star centre-back is likely to be a man in demand again once January rolls around.

According to the Scottish Sun, Rangers were very keen to bring the former Wrexham defender to Ibrox in the summer with Blackpool demanding £1 million for his services.

With The Express claiming that Steven Gerrard wants to bring in another new centre-back during the winter, Tilt could once again be on Rangers’ radar.

 

And, speaking to the Blackpool Gazette, Tangerines boss McPhillips admits that he is braced for interest with the 27-year-old having impressed in League One this season.

“I think the way he has been playing I’d expect interest.”

Marc Richards of Northampton Town attempts to control the ball under pressure from Curtis Tilt of Blackpool during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Blackpool at...

Blackpool have the fourth best defensive record in all of League One at the moment with Tilt also contributing three goals at the other end of the pitch in recent months.

And Rangers, if they are set to renew their interest, will be hoping that their decision to send Joe Dodoo on loan to Bloomfield Road in the summer will encourage the North West outfit to return the favour.

Blackpool's Curtis Tilt celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Blackpool and Bradford City at Bloomfield Road on September 8, 2018 in...

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