Angelo Alessio respons when asked if he could sign Kyle Lafferty after Steven Gerrard released him at Rangers

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Rangers manager Steven Gerrard cut short the striker's second Ibrox spell.

Kyle Lafferty of Rangers takes a look around the stadium prior to the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park on February 9, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

The freed Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty could return to football with one of Steven Gerrard's side's Scottish Premiership rivals.

Lafferty returned to Rangers on a two-year deal during last summer's transfer window, but was allowed to leave well ahead of schedule after failing to make a positive impression in his second Ibrox spell.


A move to Hearts - the club from which Rangers re-signed him - had been mooted, but the Jambos' boss Craig Levein has since played down the speculation.


Asked if the Northern Ireland international could join Kilmarnock instead, the East Ayrshire side's boss Angelo Alessio said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun: "Rhe club is working every day to get new players in.

"But we have got to be realistic. Lafferty and some players earn a lot of money."

Lafferty's exit has left some Rangers fans craving another centre-forward, despite the bright starts made by Jermain Defoe and Alfredo Morelos this season.

Jermain Defoe of Rangers scores his third goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Gerrard also has the youngster Zak Rudden to call on, having sold Ryan Hardie and Andrew Dallas earlier this summer.

Who should Rangers sign as Lafferty's replacement?

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