If a transfer fee can be agreed between Dundee and Rangers for 23-year-old Glen Kamara then he could possibly join the Glasgow giants earlier than planned, manager Jim McIntyre has admitted.

It got me thinking about a similar situation developing in Kilmarnock with Jordan Jones, who has signed the same pre-contract deal with the Gers.

The situation is almost identical for both players and their respective clubs. Dundee want to cash in and Killie have not shown their hand yet.

I have a feeling that the Kilmarnock board would only accept a fee for Jones, if Steve Clarke agreed to the price offered by Rangers.

What Clarke has achieved with Kilmarnock is astonishing and the former Chelsea coach will loathe to lose Jones – now or in the summer. 

There is a train of thought that it could benefit Rangers to try and land the Northern Irishman in the January window in a bid to win silverware this season.

Ryan Kent has been struggling with two hamstring problems recently and they could go again anytime unless he gets protection from Gerrard.

Injured Rangers winger Jamie Murphy is making steady progress, but is reputed to be out until around March time. 

Therefore, Gerrard could perhaps be happy to see Jones arrive earlier at Ibrox, if the club can meet Killie’s demands.

Should injury befall Kent, then the Ibrox club have only the disappointing £2 million Albanian Eros Grezda and 18-year-old Glenn Middleton to play on the left wing. 

However, if Kilmarnock do come to the party, it remains to be seen how much Rangers should offer for a player they are set to sign at the end of the season anyway.

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