Report: Rangers defender Lee Hodson in talks to join St Mirren

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on May 05, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Lee Hodson spent the 2018/19 on loan at Scottish Premiership outfit St Mirren from Steven Gerrard's Rangers.

Lee Hodson of Rangers in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

St Mirren have opened talks with Lee Hodson as they look to sign the Rangers outcast on a permanent basis, according to the Daily Record.

Hodson joined Rangers from MK Dons in the summer of 2016 during Mark Warburton’s time in charge at Ibrox but the Northern Ireland international has never really established himself as a first-team player, largely thanks to the exceptional form of James Tavernier at right-back.

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As a result, Hodson was sent on loan to St Mirren last summer and he impressed in Paisley with his versatility and work rate making him an immediate fans’ favourite.

And with his Rangers contract set to expire in a few weeks’ time, the Daily Record claims that the 27-year-old is in line for a permanent stay at the Simple Digital Arena.

Lee Hodson of Rangers vies with Kieran Tierney of Celtic during the Betfred Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on October 23, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Buddies boss Oran Kearney has made Hodson one of his top summer targets and the club have already entered negotiations ahead of what would be a popular and affordable signing.

The former Watford defender admitted recently that he would ‘definitely consider’ staying at St Mirren, lauding the spirit in the dressing room.

Northern Ireland , Ireland - 15 November 2016; Lee Hodson of Northern Ireland during the International Friendly match between Northern Ireland and Croatia at the National Football Stadium...

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