By George Overhill

23rd May, 2023 | 2:10pm

Rangers transfer news: BBC pundit has 'concerns' as Scott Wright linked to Ibrox exit to Preston North End

Carlton Palmer believes Preston North End signing exit-bound Rangers attacker Scott Wright would be a “cheap gamble” but isn’t sure he would be good enough for the English side.

The Daily Record reported on 1 May that the former Aberdeen man was set to leave this summer as Michael Beale implements a significant rebuild of his squad.

The 25-year-old has made a total of 81 Light Blues appearances in the past two-and-a-half seasons but rarely starts and could bring in a small fee as he still has two years left on his contract, but Palmer doesn’t think it will be much and believes there are some “concerns” over his ability.

The BBC pundit told Football League World: “Rangers are willing to let Wright go amidst a lack of game time and has dropped way down the pecking order.

“This therefore would represent a cheap gamble for Preston but would come with concerns over his overall playing ability.”


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Wright is a solid player but his impact on the Rangers season isn’t substantial enough to keep him around if the manager is carrying out major work.

He would surely back himself for the challenge of the English Championship, and were he to feature more regularly could find it benefits his play.

But if there are currently “concerns” over his ability it may impact the Gers’ ability to move him on, especially for anything that would be especially helpful towards the transfer budget.

Wright scored seven times in all competitions a year ago but hasn’t found the net once in the current campaign, as his usage has dipped since Beale replaced Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

But if he hasn’t got a real future at Ibrox then moving on to another challenge would make more sense to him, and if PNE are ready to take the “cheap gamble” it would probably be one that Rangers would accept.

Ryan Kent may be leaving as well but the manager doesn’t appear to rate Wright, so it would be a surprise if he was still at the club come next season unless it proves impossible to land any of the desired attacking targets.

In other Rangers news, a transfer decisions has been made that will send a £400,000 forgotten man to Ibrox.