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Rangers need to avoid Kyle Lafferty situation if they land Uche Ikpeazu from Hearts

Lee Clarke

Rangers are in the hunt to land Hearts striker Uche Ikpeazu this summer, according to report in The Sun.

The Gers will look to bolster their attacking options and appear to have an interest in the 24-year-old.

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Steven Gerrard will need to fight off interest from Celtic and Cardiff, according to the report, if he is to take the £1m-rated player to Ibrox.

If the Light Blues boss can win the race for the striker he must ensure that he is the right man to move the club forward.

Not least because he has already got one transfer from the Jam Tarts badly wrong.

Rangers boss Gerrard called the signing of Kyle Lafferty from Hearts ‘no risk’ when he landed him back in August, according to BBC Sport.

The 31-year-old forward arrived at Ibrox for his second spell with the club and he hasn’t hit the ground running.

Five league goals haven’t really seen Lafferty adhere himself to the club’s supporters in his second coming, with Gerrard choosing to use him sparingly.

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The boss will look towards Ikpeazu to come in and make an immediate impact. He certainly possesses the battling qualities and if he does sign for Rangers they could be a useful asset.

With Lafferty seen as a relative flop last summer, Gerrard can ill-afford another striking disappointment coming in from Hearts during the next transfer window.

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