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Gerrard confirms Rangers interest in highly-rated Everton youngster

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed his interest in signing Everton youngster Kieran Dowell on loan.

The attacking midfielder enjoyed a successful loan spell at Nottingham Forest last season, scoring nine Championship goals, but has found opportunities limited this season following his return to Goodison Park.

Sunday’s 1-0 win over Hamilton saw Rangers go back to the top of the Scottish Premiership, and with the club keen on January reinforcements, Gerrard has identified Dowell as a potential transfer target.

Speaking on Dowell, Gerrard said: “He’s an Under-21 international.

“He’s a player I admire but there’s not really anything else to say on that at the moment as he’s an Everton player.”

Gerrard is keen to add to his squad at Ibrox and the 21-year-old Dowell could be a replacement for Ovie Ejaria, the on-loan Liverpool midfielder deciding to end his loan spell at the club and return to England.

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