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Report: Preston battle Rangers for Kilmarnock and Scotland striker Eamonn Brophy

Preston North End have joined Rangers in the hunt for Eamonn Brophy, according to The Daily Mail.

This report claims Preston are looking at signing Brophy in January with Rangers also an interested party. Alex Neil worked with Brophy at Hamilton Academical and now wants him to join Preston.

Brophy is currently at Kilmarnock and he has scored four goals in 20 games this season. In total, he has 24 goals in 84 matches for Killie after joining from Hamilton.

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The 23-year-old has also earned his first call-up to the Scottish national team recently. Under former Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke, Brophy made his debut.

Preston want to sign Brophy to boost their bid for promotion to the Premier League. The Lilywhites are currently third in the Championship but there is a 10-point gap separating them from the automatic promotion spots.

Neil hopes to beat Rangers to the signing of Brophy. The Scotland international could have a big career decision to make in January.

TBR’s view

Brophy has not replicated his success from last season at Kilmarnock but he is still a promising striker. Preston probably need him more than Rangers do.

Rangers might have wanted him in the summer but they have better options at the moment. Preston have some decent strikers and Brophy fits the bill as a hardworking young player.

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