A MOVE to Rangers is now a real possibility for Dubliner Jonathan Daly after Ibrox boss Ally McCoist confirmed his interest in the player.
Daly is contracted to Dundee United until the end of the season but Rangers could make a move for the ex-Cherry Orchard man for next season, when their transfer embargo is lifted.
"All we are doing is registering a note of interest in players and Jon is one of a number who are out of contract with their own clubs at the end of this season. We're just confirming that status with the clubs," admitted McCoist.
"There is nothing more to tell, nothing more to say but we are looking to bring players to the club and they have to be free transfers. We aren't able to register them until September 1 but he is one of a number we are looking at.
"He ticks a lot of boxes but unfortunately at this moment in time he ticks them for Dundee United. Time will tell whether we keep our interest in players like Jon but we are certainly looking to strengthen the squad for next year, that goes without saying."
McLoughlin impressing at the Dons
IRELAND U21 keeper Ian McLoughlin has come in for praise for his form with League One side MK Dons.
The club are unbeaten in four games since McLoughlin returned from a loan spell at Walsall, the Dubliner keeping a clean sheet in last night's 3-0 win over Doncaster Rovers
"I think Ian has done really well since he has been called upon," says Dons manager Karl Robinson. "He is still very young so I don't want people getting too hyped up about him. It's the first year he has played more than one competitive game for us.
"He is making good decisions, his kicking is getting better, his shot-stopping has always been decent and he's good from crosses too.
"Obviously his loan spell at Walsall helped him and going away to play with Ireland under-21s has also helped him. But ultimately his goalkeeping training is what's catapulted him to the level he's been at in the last couple of games."
– AIDAN FITZMAURICE