Former Rangers striker Zak Rudden could be set for a January move to Premiership strugglers St Johnstone after scoring eight times for Partick Thistle so far this season, according to a report.

The Courier claims the ex-Ibrox youngster is being eyed up for a potential move to McDiarmid Park as he enters the final six months of his contract at Partick.

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Rudden, who came through the Academy at Auchenhowie, left the Gers last year to sign a permanent deal with the Jags, having had stints on loan with Falkirk and Plymouth Argyle.

EFL side Carlisle United are also said to be keen on a move for Rudden but it seems likely that he’d prefer a move to the Scottish Premiership with the Saints.


Callum Davidson’s side have struggled to hit the net so far this season and Rudden would be reunited with a familiar face in Perth with ex-Rangers teammate Glenn Middleton on loan with the Saints.

Rangers did hold a buy-back clause for Rudden when he initially moved to Thistle but opted not to take it up after he never quite lived up to expectations – despite impressing for the Firhill side.

A move to St Johnstone would give him a great chance to show he’s more than capable of performing at the top level in Scotland and give him the opportunity to fire the Saints to safety.

In other news, Heerenveen has rejected a bid for Rangers linked target Joey Veerman as the transfer window approaches.

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