Former Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty could soon return to the SPFL as Derek McInnes wants him at Kilmarnock, according to the Daily Record.

Lafferty scored 42 goals and notched 20 assists in 164 appearances for Rangers across two spells, the most recent of which ended in 2019.

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He represented plenty of other clubs in between his stints at Ibrox and in the two and a half years since his most recent exit.

Most recently, he was playing in Cyprus for Anorthosis Famagusta, but his time there was brief and unsuccessful.


The Northern Ireland international scored only one goal in 11 appearances before agreeing to terminate his contract last month.

It’s unlikely to be long before he’s back in the game, though, and the Daily Record reports that one option is a shock return to Kilmarnock.

Lafferty played for Killie for a few months at the back end of last season and although he couldn’t prevent them from going down, he scored a very impressive 13 goals in 13 appearances.

His time at Rugby Park ended controversially, with the 34-year-old and the Ayrshire club trading blows in statements.

But it appears new boss McInnes isn’t bothered about that, with the report claiming he’s ‘seriously interested’ in Lafferty.

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It’ll be interesting to see how this one plays out, but if the former Ger does return to Scottish football, there’s every chance that he could help fire Killie back to the top flight.

He’s coming to the back end of his career and after so much moving around, surely he’d benefit from some continuity at club level.

Lafferty has a whopping 85 senior international caps and hasn’t retired from Northern Ireland duty, although his last goal came way back in 2016.

Meanwhile, two exciting prospects scored as Rangers B defeated an SPFL club on Tuesday.

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