Rangers News understands that Kyle Lafferty is set to be offered a new contract at Sarpsborg.

The 32-year-old striker joined the Eliteserien club on a short-term deal in August, after his Rangers contract had been mutually terminated the previous month.

Lafferty was released after a frustrating second stint with the Gers during which he scored just six times. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

His mission was to help the Norwegian club, who were languishing at the foot of the table, to avoid the drop.

It proved to be something of a close shave, with their fate decided during a dramatic final round of games on Sunday.

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Sarpsborg drew 0-0 away at Lillestrom, which was enough to keep them up on goal difference [BBC Sport].

 

We understand that relegation would have signalled the end of Lafferty’s time in Scandinavia, as if the club were playing in the second tier, they wouldn’t have been able to afford his wages.

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Despite his uninspiring recent club form, the striker is still in the international fold with Northern Ireland. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Now, though, he’s set to be offered the chance to stay on for next season.

While one goal and two assists in nine league appearances aren’t exactly record-breaking stats, our source asserts that he has made a big impact on the playing squad and has enjoyed the change of scenery following an unsuccessful second spell at Ibrox.

Sarpsborg are the 10th club the Northern Irishman has represented across a 14-year professional career.

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