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Former Rangers star lauded as best out of contract signing for a decade amid stunning form

Tommy Wright believes former Rangers star Kyle Lafferty is the best out of contract signing in the last decade in Scotland amid his outstanding run of form for Kilmarnock [BBC Sport Scotland].

Following a disappointing second stint at Ibrox that ended in the summer of 2019, Lafferty played for Sarpsborg, Sunderland and Reggina, without producing much of note in front of goal.

Lafferty scored one goal in eleven appearances for Reggina before his deal there was terminated early. (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)

It’s safe to say that he’s rediscovered his mojo since joining Killie in February, though.

The 33-year-old has netted ten times in eight appearances to date, with his goals taking the Ayrshire club deep into the Scottish Cup and, at least temporarily, away from the threat of Premiership relegation.

Wright believes he’s made an impact unlike that of any other signing of his kind in Scotland in the recent past.

“For someone to come in and make that sort of impact at that time of the season, certainly he’s probably the best out of contract signing that I’ve made and probably the best that’s been made in the last decade in Scotland,” he said [BBC Sport Scotland].

“Outwith the window I mean, as well, a free agent outwith the window, it’s not often that they do as well as Kyle has done.”

Tommy Wright thinks the former Rangers star is proving to be the bargain signing of the decade. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Given that Lafferty’s overall career record shows that he tends to produce a goal every four matches, it’s been a remarkable start for the towering forward at Rugby Park.

His long-term future remains uncertain but the former Ger, who recently captained Northern Ireland for the first time, may well be in the form of his life.

In other news, stunning Rangers signage has been spotted at a prime location as an ‘exciting’ partnership ramps up.

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