Reported Rangers target Jonathan Panzo looks set to play a role at Wembley as Coventry City try to earn promotion to the Premier League.

The Sky Blues are set to face off against Luton for a place in the English top flight in what could be one of the most memorable Championship Playoff clashes in a long time.

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Both clubs are general underdogs in the hunt for Premier League promotion, but they have earned their shot at glory and the reported £178m prize of winning this monumental clash in London.

Rangers have a vested interest into what happens at Wembley this weekend for a couple of reasons.

Rangers have eye on Coventry loanee Jonathan Panzo

Ambitious Rangers links to Coventry forward and Swedish international Viktor Gyokeres in Football Insider might be little more than paper talk but, given the mention of Ibrox, it has us following the striker’s progress.

Having scored 21 Championship goals this season, the 24-year-old will be tasked with firing Coventry to the Premier League. However, it’s Jonathan Panzo who Rangers fans have a keener interest in.

Rangers manager Michael Beale has been clear that defence is an area the club is looking to strengthen ahead of the new season, with players who the Ibrox boss has previously worked with top of the wish list.

On loan from Nottingham Forest, Panzo is one such name known to Beale that has been routinely mentioned alongside Rangers and a potential summer move.

Given the potential financial boost of a Coventry promotion, this could give them the added financial impetus to go out and secure a deal, while Panzo might be swayed by the promise of Premier League football.

Gers with one eye on Playoff Final

It means the match could have significant consequences regarding Rangers’ potential interest in Panzo which, at this stage, remains paper-talk.

While Panzo played more in the first half of the season, the defender did come off the bench in the second leg of the Playoff semi-finals against Middlesbrough and could have a role to play in the final.

In total, the defender has played 29 Championship games this season, scoring one goal.

While Rangers haven’t been linked in some time, once Ibrox-linked Gustavo Hamer is also part of the Coventry City team who are aiming for a top flight stint for the first time since 2001.