During the January transfer window, the Daily Record linked Rangers with a move for former Scotland midfielder, Craig Bryson.

However, an Ibrox deal never materialised.

Now, according to the Scottish Sun, the 32-year-old is a target for two of their SPL rivals.

Bryson in action for Derby agaisnt Southampton, in the FA Cup. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Bryson spent four years with Kilmarnock between 2007 and 2011 and they are said to be keen on bringing him back to Rugby Park.

Though, the report suggests they will face serious competition from Hearts.

It’s thought that Craig Levein wants an injection of experience into his squad and feels the £1.35 million rated Derby County man would be a good addition.

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There’s no doubt he fits the bill.

 

He has over 200 league appearances for the EFL Championship side and an impressive 39 goals.

The 3-cap Scotland international is no stranger to the back of the net. (Photo by James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images)

Yet, despite the midfielder featuring 27 times this season, he looks unlikely to get a new contract.

His current deal expires in the summer, making him available to enter pre-contract negotiations at any time between now and then.

He would certainly add an injection of quality, too, if an SPL team manage to secure his services.

Levein reportedly wants him at Tynecastle. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

However, there simply isn’t room for him at Rangers. Bryson likes to get forward, but he’s not the creative no.10-type player they are desperately in need of. 

The midfield ranks are already full to bursting, with Docherty and Rossiter set to return from their respective loan deals in the summer.

Therefore, Bears shouldn’t be overly concerned if he ends up at a rivals.