Former reported Rangers target Ivan Toney broke the Championship scoring record on Saturday afternoon with his 31st goal of the season for Brentford.

Rangers and Celtic were both said to be keen to sign Toney last summer following his impressive 24-goal League One campaign with Peterborough United [Daily Record].

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Rangers reportedly tracked Toney during his time at Peterborough. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

However, Brentford won the transfer race in the end, signing the forward for an initial fee in the region of £5m which had the potential to rise to a maximum of £10m with add-ons [Sky Sports].

The transfer has proven to be a masterstroke from the Bees, with Toney tearing up the second tier.

Ahead of a final regular-season fixture at Bristol City on Saturday afternoon, the 25-year-old had scored a whopping 30 goals as well as notching a more than handy ten assists.

He needed one more goal to break Glenn Murray’s record for the most strikes in a single season and he netted in the 57th minute at Ashton Gate.

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Toney showed great striker’s instincts to pounce on a loose ball in the area before rounding the goalkeeper and calmly finishing into an empty net.

The away side went on to win the game 3-1 and they will face Bournemouth in a playoff semi-final later this month.

It’s been a remarkable first season in the Championship for Toney and Football League World reported last month that Brentford have slapped a £35m price tag on him ahead of the transfer window.

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The former reported Rangers target celebrates breaking the Championship scoring record. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Judging by his exploits at Brentford, he would have proven to be a superb signing for Rangers had they pushed the boat out and managed to convince him to move to Ibrox last summer.

It’s unlikely that Ross Wilson and co. will be kicking themselves too much, though, as attacking players signed in that window like Kemar Roofe and Ianis Hagi contributed to an emphatic league title win.

In other news, a player who left Ibrox in January scored and notched two assists in a superb Man of the Match display in a Cup competition.

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