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Could potential Ian Holloway appointment spoil Leeds, Rangers' hopes of Eamonn Brophy?

Eamonn Brophy of Kilmarnock FC battles with Stephen McGinn of St Mirren during the Betfred Scottish League Cup match between Kilmarnock and St Mirren at Rugby Park on July 13, 2018 in...

The 23-year-old has been linked to Leeds United and Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers.

Eamonn Brophy of Kilmarnock FC battles with Stephen McGinn of St Mirren during the Betfred Scottish League Cup match between Kilmarnock and St Mirren at Rugby Park on July 13, 2018 in...

Team Talk reported recently that Leeds United and Rangers were interested in signing Eamonn Brophy this summer.

Leeds might be in the market for another goalscorer after Kemar Roofe and Patrick Bamford managed only 24 goals between them in the Championship last season, while the Ibrox side might have to replace Alfredo Morelos over the coming months.

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Brophy managed 11 Scottish Premiership goals in 23 starts for Kilmarnock last season, but could the potential arrival of Ian Holloway scupper the Whites and Rangers' hopes of landing him?

Killie have been linked with Holloway, who himself admitted to The Scottish Sun on Tuesday that he'd love the job at Rugby Park.

 

The English manager would be quite a coup, given his CV, but he might not be so keen to take the job if he knew that the team's best player was going to be sold.

Likewise, Brophy, who has two years left on his contract, may not be so quick to move on if he knew that somebody of Holloway's vintage was coming in. The Scottish striker is only 23 and, under the right manager, will still get better.

Problem is, he probably wouldn't play often enough at Rangers or Leeds to continue improving.

It remains to be seen if either side is genuinely interested, but a potential appointment of Holloway might complicate matters if they are.

Kristoffer Ajer of Celtic holds off Eamonn Brophy of Kilmarnock during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Kilmarnock at Celtic Park Stadium on October 28, 2017 in...

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