By Kealan Hughes

23rd Apr, 2021 | 5:05pm

Claim that Kyle Lafferty is the best signing in Scotland this season is completely ridiculous

BBC Sport journalist Thomas Duncan claims former Rangers star Kyle Lafferty is Scotland’s signing of the summer – but we think that is a ridiculous idea.

Duncan points to Lafftery’s goalscoring record, which is unbelievable, as the Scot has scored ten goals in eight games after arriving on a free in February.

The argument is that no signing has had a bigger impact on their side, with Lafferty helping Kilmarnock off the bottom and into 10th place currently.

However, the 33-year-old has just six appearances in the Premiership this season and though he has done well, he has missed far too much of the campaign to be considered the best signing.

Duncan recognises there are other contenders for that title, with Kemar Roofe mentioned, and we believe both Roofe and Ianis Hagi have been better than Lafferty.

Hagi signed on a permanent deal last summer and he and Roofe have brought energy to our front three.

Gers have been relentless this season and lead the SPFL scoring charts by some distance – Roofe has ten of those goals despite being injured in recent months.

Hagi has eight goals and ten assists in all competitions this term, and we think his form has gone under the radar because he really deserves more plaudits.

The impact of Roofe and Hagi has reduced the pressure on Alfredo Morelos to score the goals, as now all of our forwards provide goals and assists.

The pair have contributed to a title-winning campaign and an unbeaten one at that, for now.

They have also helped Rangers into the latter stages of the Europa League – Lafferty would not be able to cope at that level given how poor he was for us after Steven Gerrard signed him in 2018.

If Lafferty had joined in the summer he likely would have scored goals but it is also very possible that his form would have tailed off – his career history shows he cannot maintain good performances.

As a result, we would not be having this discussion, and the BBC may instead be writing in praise of our players for once.

In other Rangers news, Derek McInnes has shared what he knows about Stevie G & Scott Wright at Gers.