Blackpool’s move for Rangers striker Ryan Hardie could be back on.

The League One side have tried to sign the 22-year-old earlier in the transfer window but a move stalled after Terry McPhillip’s departure. However, they could now move back in for him, according to journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter.

The new Tangerines boss, Simon Grayson, is in the hunt for some more attacking options before the season starts and may turn to Hardie.

Hardie, who is 6ft 2inc, could leave Scottish Premiership giants Rangers on loan again for the next campaign with him still down the pecking order under Steven Gerrard.

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He was born in Stranrear and joined Rangers’ academy before rising up through their youth ranks. He made his first team debut for the Glasgow side in a Scottish League Cup game against Falkirk in September 2014.

Hardie has since played 17 times for Rangers and has scored twice for his boyhood club. However, he has spent most of his early career out on loan with the likes of Raith Rovers, St Mirren and Livingston.

The ex-Scotland Under-21 international helped Livingston gain promotion from the Scottish Championship in the 2017/18 season and then joined them on loan again last summer top boost their attacking options in the top flight.

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Hardie scored a combined 15 goals for the Lions and could prove to be a decent coup for Blackpool if they can secure his signature this summer.


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