By Ben Wild

23rd Nov, 2020 | 4:58pm

Reported Rangers target could face four months on sidelines, Jan move in doubt

Reported Rangers target Kenny McLean could face ‘three to four months’ on the sidelines after picking up an injury while playing for Norwich this weekend, according to Canaries manager Daniel Farke. 

The Scottish Sun reported earlier this month that Steven Gerrard wanted to bring the Scottish midfielder to Ibrox during the January transfer window.

Any move could be thrown into doubt now that McLean has picked up a knee injury which could rule him out for a large portion of the rest of the season.

On Monday, Norwich boss Farke said, “We scanned Kenny McLean this morning and he’s damaged the meniscus in his knee. If he needs surgery he could be out for three to four months.”

This will come as a blow to the Gers who were reportedly targeting McLean as a January signing.

It will also come as a blow to McLean as he is a life long Rangers fan and his injury could mean he will miss out on a dream move to Ibrox.

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McLean was part of the Scotland squad that qualified for Euro 2020 during the recent international break and if he is ruled out for a prolonged period he may be a doubt for next summer’s tournament.

The 28-year-old only played 10 minutes in Norwich’s weekend win over Middlesbrough but in his short appearance he picked up an injury that could have long-lasting consequences.

Hopefully, his injury won’t require surgery and the rehabilitation period is actually a matter of weeks rather than months which would leave the door open if Rangers come calling in a few weeks time.

In other Rangers news, Ally McCoist has claimed that Celtic are ‘too good’ to be out of the title race despite being 11 points behind the Gers.