Lewis MacLeod gives Rangers a January reminder

Lewis MacLeod of Brentford (4) celebrates after scoring his team's first goal with team mate Said Benrahma (21) during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and...

Rangers were linked with the Brentford midfielder last month.

Lewis MacLeod of Brentford (4) celebrates after scoring his team's first goal as Ahmed Hegazi of West Bromwich Albion reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich...

Rangers search for an attacking midfielder has seen them linked with Everton playmaker Kieran Dowell, as well as ex-Ibrox stars Steven Davis and Lewis MacLeod - and the latter gave Steven Gerrard a reminder on Monday night.

The Scottish Sun claim Rangers and Championship promotion chasers Leeds United are interested in the 24-year-old midfielder, who left Ibrox to move to Griffin Park in January 2015.

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MacLeod is in the final year of his contract with Brentford, where he has managed just 42 appearances since his move from Rangers due to a constant battle with injuries.

 

But he reminded Rangers of what he was capable of ahead of the January transfer window, as he crept into the West Bromwich Albion box unmarked to head home a dramatic equaliser.

Coming off the bench with seven minutes to go, Brentford were in search of an equaliser after being dominated for the entire match by Darren Moore's Baggies. However, they had only managed to score once through Harvey Barnes.

Brentford took advantage, as Emiliano Marcondes' excellent cross was headed into the corner of the net by MacLeod - leaving Baggies goalkeeper Sam Johnstone with no chance.

Lewis Macleod of Brentford during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Brentford  at Villa Park on August 22, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Rangers are perhaps lacking somewhat in the middle of the park, with Scott Arfield's red card and subsequent suspension leaving the Gers with just Ovie Ejaria and Lassana Coulibaly as players who sit ahead of the holding midfielder - Graham Dorrans and Jordan Rossiter remain in battle with injury.

Landing MacLeod and bringing him back to Rangers would be a top signing - and he sent a reminder to Gerrard on Monday.

Lewis MacLeod of Rangers reacts during the IRN - BRU Scottish Third Division match between Rangers and Berwick Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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