Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers are both keen on Livingston defender Craig Halkett, according to the Scottish Sun.

Rangers are also believed to be showing an interest in the 23 year-old. He has been a key player for Livingston in their impressive start this season in the Scottish Premier League.

Halkett, who has represented Scotland at Under-19 level in the past, started his career at Rangers but never made a senior appearance for the Glasgow side. He gained first-team experience during loan spells at Clyde and Berwick Rangers before he was released by Rangers in January 2016.

Livingston then snapped him up and Halkett got his revenge against Rangers when he scored the only goal when his side beat them 1-0 in April 2016.

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Halkett has helped Livingston gained back-to-back promotions from the Scottish League One to the Scottish Premier League over the previous two seasons. However, the Lions will face a battle to hold onto him in January with Rangers keen on bringing him back to Ibrox alongside interest from Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers.

Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United are currently top of the Championship and will already be plotting potential signings for January who can help in their promotion push.

Blackburn, on the other hand, are 10th in the league and will look to make the finishing touches to their squad in two months’ time with Halkett an option who would tighten up their defence.

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With Halkett on the radars of Sheffield United, Blackburn and Rangers, Livingston fans will be dreading the transfer window opening.