The prospect of Kilmarnock ‘doing a Leicester’ is a major talking point in Scottish football right now.
Steve Clarke’s side have soared to the top of the Premiership table with Rangers and Celtic stumbling and Hearts losing their mojo in dramatic fashion. After 16 games, Killie are a point clear at the top.
But with Rangers themselves fixing their eye on domestic glory, perhaps they should attempt to derail Kilmarnock’s shock title charge while they have the chance.
The January transfer window opens in a few weeks’ time and this is likely to see the future of Killie winger Jordan Jones come under scrutiny again, particularly as the Northern Ireland international is due to become a free agent at the end of the campaign.
Rangers are one of a number of clubs who have been linked with the tricky Jones during the last 12 months, the Daily Record claiming that they made a £350,000 bid in January that Killie boss Clarke claimed was ‘nowhere near acceptable’.
But with Jones’ contract running down, Kilmarnock are in a difficult position and Rangers should look the take advantage.
The likes of Juventus and Bayern Munich have seized glory in recent years by nabbing their rivals’ best players and a cynical streak like this could go a long way for a Rangers side hellbent on returning to the big-time.