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‘Good player, no doubt’: Rangers-linked 11-goal ace deemed ‘good option to have as cover’

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‘Good player, no doubt’: Rangers-linked 11-goal ace deemed ‘good option to have as cover’

Reported Glasgow Rangers target Lyle Taylor would be a “good option” for Steven Gerrard to have as cover at Ibrox, Billy Dodds has told the Scottish Sun.

The 30-year-old is entering the final few weeks of his current contract at Charlton and will be leaving the English Championship side at the end of June.

Taylor joined Charlton from AFC Wimbledon in 2018 and has scored 36 goals in 67 appearances in all competitions, including 11 from 22 league games this season.

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Boss Lee Bowyer said earlier this month that his top scorer has decided to protect his career by deciding against extending his contract by a month when the campaign resumes.

Back in December, Rangers were believed to be keeping a close eye on Taylor’s situation at Charlton, according to Sky Sports.

 

The same outlet has now claimed that the Ibrox side is still interested in him,along with 11 other clubs including Premier League Burnley.

“I have seen reports the boy Lyle Taylor is being linked with an Ibrox move as well,” Dodds told the Scottish Sun.

“He is a good player, there is no doubt, and he has gained a lot of experience in England over the last few years.

“Is he going to be good enough to be a starter to stop Celtic? I’m not so sure, but he would be a good option to have as cover.”

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While a 30-year-old striker plying his trade in the second tier of English football may not seem like the most exciting proposition for a fanbase on paper, Taylor has done superbly, scoring 11 goals in 22 league games for a side battling relegation.

Given that Rangers could snap the Greenwich-born ace up for absolutely nothing, it’s hardly a huge gamble, and let’s not forget the evergreen Jermain Defoe’s success at Ibrox, not to mention how well the last player to swap Charlton for Rangers has been doing for Steven Gerrard’s side.

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