Rangers linked to second Scottish international

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WIGAN, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Jack Baldwin of Bristol Rovers battles for possession with Kyle Joseph of Wigan Athletic during the Sky Bet League One match between Wigan Athletic and Bristol Rovers at DW Stadium on November 24, 2020 in Wigan, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Rangers have reportedly set their sights on English League One hotshot Kyle Joseph after the on-form Wigan striker, 19, nailed an impressive 4 goals in 11 matches for the Latics.

The Scotland youth hitman, who has only ever been a striker in his short senior career, has an excellent 6 caps for Scotland U19s and is being looked at by a number of clubs, such has been his impressive season so far in England’s third tier, and follows Scott Wright in Rangers’ Scottish recruitment eyes this January.

Of course this story comes from a slightly unreliable source, so let’s not take it 100% seriously, but the kid is clearly a talent and wouldn’t hurt to bring north and see how he does.

Would he be one for the Academy?

We’d imagine at his age and career so far he’d be one for the future, but very close to a senior squad place if he can make the step up.

Rangers of course have good transfer history with Wigan, having signed James Tavernier and Martyn Waghorn from them, so it’s a club with a good reputation for younger players.

Remember, left back Antonee Robinson nearly switched to the San Siro after impressive performances, only to fail the medical in Italy – he ended up at Fulham.

So while Stevie said no incomings this month, we suspect that was lip service and reduced the pressure and speculation for new recruits.

Rangers do appear to be active in the market, with Aberdeen’s Wright and now Wigan’s Joseph on the radar.

We shall see if any of them get over the line.

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