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Rangers: Paul Robinson backs Gers to land James Garner this summer

Rangers: Paul Robinson backs Gers to land James Garner this summer - Rangers

In a recent interview, Paul Robinson backed Glasgow Rangers to secure a move to bring James Garner to Ibrox this summer.

Having joined Nottingham Forest from Manchester United on a four-month loan deal back in January, Garner has highly impressed over his 14 Championship appearances for Chris Hughton’s side, with the 20-year-old scoring three goals, as well as making an average of 1.7 tackles, 1.7 interceptions and 0.8 key passes per game, culminating in an average WhoScored match rating of 7.04.

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Seemingly as a result of these fine performances, Garner’s agent recently claimed that, should United look to loan the midfielder out again this summer, a number of clubs, including Brighton & Hove Albion, Norwich City and Rangers, are keen to take the England U20 international on.

And, speaking recently to Football Insider, Robinson backed Rangers as being a suitable candidate for the £3.6 million-rated starlet to continue his development in the professional game.

He said: “He has done exceptionally well down at Nottingham Forest and he will be looking for another loan move next year. Rangers will be a great place for anybody to be and learn their trade, especially as a midfielder because Steven Gerrard and Gary [McAllister] are there.

“They’re enjoying great times up at Ibrox right now so I am not surprised to hear his agent try and talk up his client’s chances of playing for Rangers next season, I would be if I was him.”

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Considering just how impressive Garner has been over his short spell at Nottingham Forest, it is indeed not surprising to hear that a number of clubs are keen on a move for the 20-year-old this summer.

However, with both Brighton and Premier League-bound Norwich both also being reported to be interested in the midfielder, Rangers are likely to face a real battle if they do go on to make a move for Garner in the upcoming transfer window.

Although, with both Steven Gerrard and Gary McAllister on the coaching staff at Ibrox, perhaps Gers could have a slight advantage in the signing of the £17,000-per-week youngster, as Robinson suggests.

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