Gers consider Riordan move
Smith looking for reinforcements before transfer window shuts
By Pete O'Rourke. Last Updated: January 27, 2011 2:53pm
Riordan: Possible option for Gers
Skysports.com understands Rangers are considering a move for Hibernian forward Derek Riordan to boost their attacking options.
Rangers have lost Kenny Miller to Bursaspor this month and have also missed out on Derby County attacker Kris Commons, who is poised to join Old Firm rivals Celtic.
Former Celtic striker Riordan has now emerged as a potential target for Gers boss Walter Smith ahead of the closure of the transfer window.
Smith is trying to improve his squad and is weighing up whether to make an offer for the Scotland international.
Riordan has started Hibs' last two SPL matches on the bench and appeared as a second-half substitute in Wednesday's 2-0 home defeat by Rangers.
He is out of contract at the end of the season and he would be a cut-price option for Gers in the quest to replace the departed Miller.
Gers have also lined up Riordan as an alternative to David Goodwillie after Smith cooled his interest in signing the Dundee United striker.