Queens Park Rangers to scout reported Ibrox target - report
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Queens Park Rangers to scout reported Ibrox target - report

English Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers are set to send club legend Les Ferdinand north to watch reported Rangers target, Lawrence Shankland.

According to the Glasgow Times, the Mark Warburton led London outfit are preparing to watch the Dundee United striker as they face Hibs in the Scottish Cup this weekend.

The same report links Rangers as one of the clubs tailing the well-known bluenose who has hit 25 goals for the Tannadice club this season.

Queens Park Rangers target Shankland is also off the mark for Scotland having scored in the 6-0 win over San Marino in October. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s not the first time Rangers have been linked with a move for Shankland over the last few seasons.

Indeed, Rangers fans were shouting for the Ibrox club to sign the 25-year-old striker when his contract expired with Ayr United last season.

His fine form in Ayrshire – where he hit 34 goals in total last campaign – has continued up north and he is fast becoming one of the country’s most sought after talents.

Even if he has only truly been tested at Scottish Championship level.

Earlier in the season both Rangers and Old Firm rivals Celtic were credited with an interest in the striker [Daily Record] and that appears to have continued with his good form.

It’s also not the first time Mark Warburton’s QPR side have been credited with an interest in the player.

There were claims at the end of December that Ferdinand travelled north to watch the striker in the Dundee derby [Scottish Sun] before the turn of the year.