Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Oz star McKay to make a move to Rangers

Rangers are closing in on Australian international midfielder Matt McKay.

The Brisbane Roar star is currently in the UK on international duty as Australia take on Wales on Wednesday and Gers boss Ally McCoist is hoping to use that opportunity to convince to 28 year old to make a move to Scotland.

The Ibrox club appear hopeful that McKay will sign and it is believed that the finer details will be tied up by the end of this week.

The deadline for transfers and inclusion in Europa League squads is on Thursday.

McKay, who won A-League player of the season last year as skipper of Brisbane Roar comes highly recommended by his fellow Australian and ex-Gers defender Craig Brown.

Two other former team mates of McCoist’s, Ian Ferguson and Charlie Adam have also been hailing McKay — Ferguson a coach at Perth Glory and Adam an ex-club colleague of the midfielder at Roar.

The 16 times-capped international should have no problems gaining a work permit.

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