Former Rangers striker to snub St Johnstone for Championship - report
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Former Rangers striker to snub St Johnstone for Championship - report

The Scottish Sun reports that former Rangers striker Kane Hemmings is set to leave Notts County and return to Scottish football.
He netted a commendable 14 times in EFL League Two last season but following County’s relegation to the National League, he’s keen to head back north of the border.

Hemmings celebrates finding the net against Swindon Town back in May. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, it looked as though St Johnstone would be his chosen destination [
Scottish Sun].
Tommy Wright’s side have been toothless during the early part of the season, and the 27-year-old would have provided a much-needed boost to their attacking resources.

Former Rangers striker to turn down Premiership return

However, it seems Dundee have thwarted those plans.
This latest report states that Hemmings will turn down a loan move to the Saints, in order to sign for the Dens Park outfit on a permanent deal.
The Englishman was moved on from Ibrox aged just 21, with a solitary senior league goal to his name.

Hemmings in Third Division action for the Gers against Berwick Rangers. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

He’s forged a decent, if a little journeyman-esque career since then, though. His most prolific season to date came at the Dee back in 2015/16 when he netted 21 times in 37 league outings.

Therefore, it’s perhaps understandable that he’s keen to return to head up their promotion charge.
It’s a big blow for St Johnstone, though, who looked bereft of ideas in the final third during their 7-0 opening day defeat to Celtic at Parkhead.