Kilmarnock have signed Kyle Lafferty on a free transfer and the former Ibrox favourite could make his debut against Rangers on Saturday.

The 33-year-old has made the latest move in what has been an enigmatic career that has seen him play in six different countries including Turkey and Switzerland.

His latest venture saw him sign for Italian outfit Reggina but he was released by the Serie B side in January and was left searching for a new club before returning to Scotland to sign for Killie until the end of the season.

The Scotsman have reported that if officials have received international clearance in time then Lafferty could make his Kilmarnock debut at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon.

The East Ayrshire side will be hoping he does as they head into the clash on the back of a dismal run of form that has seen them lose six successive games and fail to register a goal in all but one of them.

They sit 10th in the Premiership and are a mammoth 52 points behind table-toppers Rangers.

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What a story this will be if Lafferty is able to line up against the Gers on Saturday.

He made his name in Glasgow after hitting 38 goals in 138 appearances between 2008-2012 before heading to the Swiss Super League to sign for FC Sion.

Lafferty returned to Rangers in Steven Gerrard’s maiden campaign at Ibrox and scored a further five times in 24 outings before having his contract terminated by mutual consent in July 2019.

Could he be the one to inspire Kilmarnock to a shock victory over a so-far undefeated Gers side?

Surely not.

The Light Blues should be sweeping aside this team with no sweat.

Of course last Sunday’s disappointment against another lowly side Hamilton will be fresh in the minds but Gerrard’s team should be using that as a source of energy to make sure something like that never happens again.

It is time to bounce back and ensure Lafferty does not make a dream debut.

In other Rangers news, see our exclusive interview with Alex McLeish to see his views on a potential starting role for Scott Wright v Killie.

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