With Steven Gerrard confirming during the week that Rangers are in the hunt for a new striker, will Burton Albion’s Liam Boyce be on his radar?
The 27-year-old moved from Ross County to Burton Albion in June 2017. After missing the majority of his first season with a serious knee injury, Boyce has begun to prove his worth in League One.
His strike in the third minute of this afternoon’s game against Shrewsbury Town, put the Brewers on their way to an eight league win of the season.
It was Boyce’s sixth league goal of the campaign, to go alongside three assists. Not only has he become an integral part of the plans at Burton Albion, he is a firm favourite with Northern Ireland manager, Michael O’Neill.
The striker was preferred to Kyle Lafferty in both recent internationals against the Republic of Ireland and Austria. He failed to score in either fixture, but impressed many with his strong hold up play and work ethic.
Should Rangers consider a move?
Boyce is an interesting option and one that Steven Gerrard should definitely consider. Rangers are crying out for a third striker, and Boyce would certainly bring great competition for places.
He is also a proven Scottish Premiership goalscorer. He scored an impressive 48 league goals in three seasons at Ross County and knows what the league is about.
However, with a year and a half left on his contract at Burton, his current employers are unlikely to let him go without a major struggle.
A club the size of Rangers would surely turn the striker’s head, but perhaps any approach is best left until the summer. That way, with more opportunity to find a replacement, Burton can’t hold the Gers to ransom.