Rangers supporters have been pretty despondent in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their team go down 1-0 at home to Kilmarnock on Saturday to suffer a second consecutive Scottish Premiership defeat.
Graeme Murty’s men went into their clash with Killy a week on from their desperately disappointing 3-2 loss at home to Old Firm rivals Celtic, a result which all but ended their faint Scottish Premiership title hopes. Nonetheless, our resident Gers fans would have been looking for a response from their side on Saturday, but the Light Blues were nowhere near their best as Steve Clarke’s visitors deservedly secured all three points thanks to Kris Boyd’s strike nine minutes into the second half, thus condemning Murty’s side to a seventh home league defeat of the season.
As such, there have been many frustrated Rangers fans in the Tavern in recent times, yet they are likely to be interested by a recent report from The Daily Mail, which includes comments from Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie regarding his desire to play for the Scottish giants in the future.
The 21-year-old made the move to the Liberty Stadium back in 2015 after beginning his professional career at Bradford City, and has since gone on to appear 18 times for the South Wales outfit, bagging two goals in the process.
However, the Scotland Under-21 international has spent much of his time on the books with the Swans on loan lower down the Football League, with the forward currently turning out for Championship side Barnsley, for whom he has managed an impressive six goals in nine appearances.
He said: ‘Growing up supporting a team, especially a team like Rangers, one day I would love to pull on the jersey.
‘We’ll just have to see how my career goes and see if I am lucky enough to pull it on.’
And these comments are likely to intrigue our resident Gers fans, with many of the opinion that their team should go after McBurnie now given his recent excellent goal-scoring form for Barnsley.
Landlord’s verdict: Reports at the rear end of the January transfer window linked striker Oli McBurnie with a move to boyhood club Rangers, only for no deal to materialise and the 21-year-old eventually end up at Championship side Barnsley.
And with McBurnie performing well in front of goal for Barnsley this term, these comments are likely to interest our resident Rangers fans, many of whom reckon a move for the £900,000-rated forward (as per Transfermarkt) could and perhaps should take place sooner rather than later.
Rangers fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!