Glasgow Rangers are pushing hard to sign David Cotterill as a replacement for Josh Windass, who is expected to leave the club, according to Football Insider.

The attacking midfielder has made 24 appearances for the club this season and is now in demand from other clubs after scoring six goals – five of them in his last 11 matches.

Rangers have already rejected approaches from Preston North End, Sheffield United and Wigan Athletic but are expecting more bids to come in – and his eventual departure – before the end of the transfer window.

With that in mind, they are already looking to bring players into the club and Football Insider claims the Gers are competing with Championship clubs to sign Cotterrill.

The 30-year-old left Birmingham City on a free transfer in December and now appears to have several offers on the table, including that of Rangers.

Winger Cotterill, who has 25 caps for Wales and began his career at Bristol City, has spent his entire career in the English league system.

The report claims that Rangers manager Graeme Murty has been an admirer of Cotterrill for some time and his departure from Birmingham has prompted the Ibrox club to make their move.

However, Football Insider adds that Derby County, Ipswich Town, Nottingham Forest, Queens Park Rangers and Reading are also interested in signing Cotterill.

While Rangers are not short of options in wide positions or attacking midfield, Murty clearly wants to ensure he has strength in depth so they can finish the season strongly.

Signing Cotterrill – a veteran of more than 400 matches – would also add valuable experience to his squad.

However, given that the player moved to Birmingham from Doncaster Rovers to be closer to his family in Wales, he may be reluctant to move to Scotland

The question is whether the lure of playing for Rangers is enough to convince him to head north of the border.


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