Gers confirm Naismith interest
By Graeme Bailey. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Rangers manager Paul Le Guen has confirmed his interest in Kilmarnock striker Steven Naismith.
The 20-year-old is one of the hottest properties in Scottish football and has already trained with Premiership giants Arsenal.
Celtic are also known to be keeping close tabs on the Killie starlet, but now Rangers have admitted their interest.
"I read the story linking us with Steven," said Le Guen.
"He is a good player and we are following the progress of every young Scottish player."
Le Guen also spoke on Manchester United duo Lee Martin and Phil Bardsley - both of whom are currently on loan at Ibrox.
Bardsley has not enjoyed a good time north of the border and looks set to depart, but Martin - who has been injured for the last six weeks - could remain for an extended spell.
"Phil will probably go back to Manchester in December. I think that will be the best thing for him.
"I will talk to Sir Alex Ferguson about the situation and we will take a decision together over what to do next.
"I will also talk to him about Lee too. It really depends on what he wants to do.
"I know he thinks he doesn't play enough but I will talk to him and see where we go from here."