Cardiff close in on Thompson
By Rob Lancaster. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Steven Thompson appears to be on his way to Cardiff after Rangers confirmed they have accepted an improved offer from the Championship side for the forward.
The Scotland international has been linked with a move away from the Scottish champions and it now looks like Ninian Park will be his next destination.
Gers boss Alex McLeish both sides have agreed a fee, with the player now left to agree personal terms with Cardiff to complete the deal.
"We have agreed a fee with Cardiff and it's now up to Stevie to tie up his end of things so everything looks as though it's going to move forward," he said.
"It was an improved offer but I don't know the figures. I think it was the way it was structured more than anything else."
Thompson's fallen down the pecking order for a place in Rangers' starting line-up after the arrival of Kris Boyd in the January transfer window.
The new signing from Kilmarnock made an immediate impression for his new employers with a hat-trick on his debut in the 5-0 Scottish Cup win over Peterhead.
McLeish was delighted with Boyd's debut performance and warned the SPL that there was plenty more to come from the front-man.
"He is 22 years of age and we believe that he can improve further," the former Hibernian manager said.
"That will have done his confidence a lot of good and taken a bit of pressure off him as well."