Scottish Premiership duo Rangers and Hibs have both been linked with Derby County’s Championship midfielder Craig Bryson.

Rangers are facing competition from one of their Scottish Premiership rivals for the signature of Craig Bryson.

The Daily Record broke the news last week that Steven Gerrard wanted to bring the experienced Derby County midfielder to Ibrox and continue the club’s busy start to the January transfer window.

The Gers have already snapped up Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis on loan moves from Bournemouth and Southampton respectively while Jordan Jones and Glen Kamara have signed pre-contract agreements, too.

But, according to the Express (15 January, page 68), Hibernian are also interested in bringing Bryson back to Scotland this month. The 32-year-old represented Clyde and Kilmarnock before moving to Pride Park in 2011.

Now, Bryson has been a regular under Frank Lampard this season but Derby owner Mel Morris is keen to slash the wage bill with Alex Pearce and George Thorne already departing in recent weeks. Ikechi Anya, the Scotland international, is expected to follow them out of the door.

Rangers’ move for Bryson does seem a little odd, however, given the strength in depth Gerrard already has in central midfield.

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