Four players with strong Rangers links are set to return to Ibrox next month as Dunfermline Athletic come to town – with one current star potentially being ruled out.
The Gers are desperate to set things right in cup competition after three years of failure under Steven Gerrard and the League Cup campaign kicks off against the Pars at Ibrox.
It’s been a week of Rangers-linked transfer business for Peter Grant’s side as he brings in three stars with close links to life at Ibrox.
Young Gers winger Kai Kennedy has joined the ranks of Dunfermline on loan but given Rangers’ determination to settle old scores in the domestic cups, we reckon it’s unlikely he’ll feature.
#DAFC are delighted to welcome Kai Kennedy on loan from Rangers.
— Dunfermline Athletic (@officialdafc) July 22, 2021
Rangers will know all about Kai’s talents and given he was signed to play at East End Park, we reckon Kennedy will sit this one out with the Gers being his parent club.
Another Rangers Academy graduate in Rhys Breen has also joined Dunfermline this week but given the fact it’s a permanent move, an early Ibrox return surely beckons.
Really delighted to get this done. Thanks to rangers for the past 11 years .They have shaped me to player and man that I am today and I’m really grateful for it. Can’t wait to get started for the season ahead now👊🏼 https://t.co/zZ7BX57NVc
— Rhys Breen (@breen_rhys) July 26, 2021
The centre-half, 21, has joined Dunfermline via an undisclosed fee and we’re sure the youngster will have been signed to play in Fife.
Dunfermline have also announced the signing of ex-Rangers midfielder and proud bluenose Graham Dorrans who will look to spearhead their promotion campaign from the middle of the pitch.
#DAFC are delighted to announce the signing of Graham Dorrans on a 2 year deal 🏁
— Dunfermline Athletic (@officialdafc) July 27, 2021
The ex-Norwich City and Scotland star might be 34, but the ex-Gers star possesses quality and will surely relish his own personal return to Ibrox Stadium.
The final name linked to Rangers who is set to be reunited with staff at the ground won’t be taking to the pitch but will be heavily involved.
Steven Whittaker makes up part of the backroom staff at Dunfermline and will be hoping to help mastermind an upset at Ibrox in a little under a fortnight’s time.
Rangers talent Kai Kennedy was a player in demand prior to the move with one Premier League club’s fans left decidedly disappointed.