The future of Rangers player Scott Wright hangs in the balance as Preston North End are linked with a summer move for the out-of-favour winger.
According to Lancashire Live, the 25-year-old former Aberdeen winger is being linked with a move to Deepdale as Michael Beale looks to reshape his Rangers squad next season.
They are claiming that Scott Wright could be signed as the club look to evolve past the 3-5-2 system employed by Ryan Lowe, with Preston heading into what’s being described as a “crucial” transfer window.
The report states that Lowe is looking to bring “a winger with strong dribbling ability“ into Preston, with Rangers man Wright among those being targeted.
Preston-linked Scott Wright has underwhelmed at Rangers
Signed from Aberdeen in the January of 2021 after initially penning a pre-contract deal, Wright has shown flashes of the quality that convinced Steven Gerrard to move two-and-a-half years ago.
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But generally, the player has not proven potent enough at the top end of the park and not contributed enough across the length of a campaign, with Rangers fans demanding better heading into next season.
While there have been big goals in his Rangers career, including against Lyon in the Europa League and Hearts in last season’s Scottish Cup Final, Wright’s returns in the final third are not befitting of a title-winning Rangers player.
That’s exemplified by the 33 appearances the winger has made this season, albeit 25 of those from the bench, and the fact Wright hasn’t scored a single goal.
The numbers in the forward areas are a key difference between Rangers and Celtic and, as our Old Firm rivals prepare to take the treble, this cannot continue next season.
With Preston linked to Wright, there’s every suggestion Rangers will consider the player’s future as Michael Beale eyes greater returns from his attackers next season.
Rangers could also be about to receive a cash boost from the Aberdeen sale of Ross McCrorie, who was transferred to Pittodrie permanently as part of the Ibrox side’s move for Wright.