Football - Gers keen on prolific striker Clark

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has confirmed his interest in Queen of the South striker Nicky Clark.

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Ally McCoist is starting to get ready for next season

The Light Blues boss has already held talks with the player's representative and his father, former Gers player and current Palmerston assistant Sandy, about a switch to Ibrox next season. McCoist now hopes to meet with the player, who has netted an impressive 37 goals for the Irn-Bru Second Division champions this season, in the coming days.

"I've spoken to Nicky's agent and I've spoken to his father, who I know reasonably well, just to let them know that we have an interest in talking to Nicky and meeting up with him and seeing if there is a possibility of him coming to the club," he said.

"We are no further down the line than that, but I spoke to Sandy and I'm very keen to meet up, as are Sandy and Nicky, so hopefully we can get a meeting in the next couple of days.

"His goalscoring record is fantastic and we certainly need strengthening in forward areas, as we do all over the park."

A transfer embargo means Rangers must wait until September 1 to sign free agents and January 2014 before buying new players.

McCoist has a number of out-of-contract players on his wish list and has taken Argentinian defender Cristian Trombetta on trial after the 26-year-old left Mexican side Jaguares de Chiapas.

The manager said: "He's been in for two or three days training. He's having a look at the place and we are having a look at him.

"There is nothing concrete yet but it goes without saying that we are desperately trying to bring players in to the club for next season."

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