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Rangers should consider swoop for Longstaff

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OPINION

Rangers could do with some midfield reinforcements in the January transfer window and should eye a swoop for Newcastle United ace Sean Longstaff.

The 20-year-old is currently out on loan with League One club Blackpool, but his deal is set to expire in the New Year and he will return to the Premier League side.

The Chronicle report that League One side Scunthorpe United are interested in taking him on loan for the second half of the season, while the player has previously mentioned his desire to stay at Blackpool for an extra six months.

Rangers should pounce on this uncertainty by entering the running for his signature and trying to convince the central midfield to switch to Ibrox in January.

The English youngster has been in great goalscoring form so far this season, netting five goals and supplying six assists during his spell at Blackpool.

He previously spent a brief spell with Kilmarnock where he scored three times in 17 games and the Gers should try force through another move north of the border.

Longstaff is still developing into a fine central midfielder and his form at Blackpool is proving why he is held in such high regard at Newcastle.

Rangers are crying out for extra bodies in the middle of the park and manager Graeme Murty should try to land the youngster on loan from St James’ Park.

Carlos Pena has disappointed since his £2.7million arrival at Ibrox, while Graham Dorrans has been sidelined by injury.

Ross McCrorie and Jason Holt are currently in pole position for the central midfield positions, but adding a goalscoring option that is improving each game would be a smart move.

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