By Joe Ellis

20th Jun, 2022 | 6:10pm

Rangers pull out of race to sign Blackburn striker Tyrhys Dolan

Rangers have no interest in signing Blackburn Rovers striker Tyrhys Dolan, according to Football Scotland (Monday 20 June, 02:41pm).

The Light Blues had previously been named as one of three clubs in the race for the 20-year-old by talkSPORT journalist Geoff Peters, via his personal Twitter account, with Old Firm rivals Celtic and Nottingham Forest of the Premier League.

But despite a reported fee of only £3million, Football Scotland believes that Giovanni van Bronckhorst does not want to sign Dolan this summer.

Ange Postecoglu appears to have come to a similar conclusion on the other side of Glasgow with Celtic also withdrawing from the race to sign the England Under-20 international.

Dolan scored just four goals for Rovers last season in 34 Championship matches and still has two years left on his current contract at Ewood Park.


As much as ourselves and Celtic do not like each other one bit, you can’t argue that we are clubs of similar size and we must have made the right choice if we have both chosen not to pursue this move.

Scoring just seven goals in two seasons of second-division football, even in England, is not really enough to warrant a player getting a transfer to such a big club even if the price is fairly reasonable.

He may have the talent within him to go on and become a striker who could score hatfuls of goals in the Scottish Premiership as he’s only 20 years of age but neither them nor us can take a punt and hope.

We need a striker for the here and now which means that whoever comes to Ibrox to challenge, or maybe replace, Alfredo Morelos needs to already have a good goal-scoring record behind them.

In other Rangers news, Dolan is not the only number nine that we have reportedly ended our interest in.