English League One outfit Peterborough have ruled themselves out of a move for Oldham Athletic defender and reported Rangers target, George Edmundson.

Speaking on Twitter, Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony was responding to questions concerning the in-demand centre back.

The Irishman simply replied “no pal” when asked about Peterborough’s interest in the player.

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It means Rangers have less competition in their pursuit of the defender. Edmundson was first linked to Ibrox last week [Daily Mail] as Rangers look to strengthen their backline.

But the Ibrox club also reportedly had a bid turned down for the player. Rangers’ reported offer of £450k doesn’t match Oldham’s valuation of the centre back [Daily Mail].

It remains to be seen whether Rangers will maintain their interest in Edmundson, but at 21, he is a young, hungry centre half with great potential.

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So much so a former teammate compared the youngster to Burnley and England defender James Tarkowski [Daily Record]. Tarkowski also started his career at Oldham.

Oldham’s George Edmundson celebrates opening the scoring during the Sky Bet League 2 match between Oldham Athletic and Swindon Town at Boundary Park, Oldham on Saturday 13th April 2019. (Photo by Eddie Garvey/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Whatever happens with Edmundson, Rangers need defensive reinforcements. Gareth McAuley’s contract is set to expire whilst Joe Worrall confirmed on his Twitter account he was returning to Nottingham Forest.

But in the club’s pursuit of Edmundson, Rangers will face at least one less source of competition in Peterborough United.

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