Jon Daly is almost certain to become a Rangers player within the next 48 hours. The Irishman confirmed on Sunday that having agreed terms with Rangers and finalised contract details, only a precautionary knee scan stands in his way of joining the Ibrox side.
The 30-year-old has sustained a previous injury to his right knee, and Ibrox chiefs are keen to ensure that there are no underlying issues which may affect his short-term fitness before he completes the move.
Having spent six and half years at Tannadice since then-manager Craig Levein brought him north from Hartlepool, Daly is relaxed about the medical results: “It’s not finalised yet. We’ve done a medical and I’m just waiting to hear about that. If that’s all okay, it should be done and dusted.
“I think they were quite pleased with the shape of me. They obviously wanted to scan my right knee just to be sure, but I don’t think that’s going to be looked at until Monday.”
Speaking after Dundee United lost 4-0 to Celtic at Tannadice in his final game for the club, Daly added: “Of course today was emotional. Six and a half years at a fantastic football club, and I would never have imagined when I first came up here that I’d go on to achieve so much.
“I’m very grateful to Craig Levein and Peter Houston for taking a chance on me by bringing me up here. They took a gamble on me, and thankfully they did that. I’ve got a lot of respect for them.”
On choosing Rangers over other offers, Daly also explained: “I think I made my decision when I spoke to Ally McCoist. He’s a manager I’ve always had a lot of time and respect for. I’m 30 years old now, but I still feel that I’m learning. I don’t think there’s anybody better to learn from, being a fantastic striker in his day. I definitely feel like I can still progress and move forward as a player myself.”