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GERRARD LINES UP TEEN DUO SWOOP

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STEVEN GERRARD is ready to swoop for two teenage whizzkids as he strengthens his Rangers squad in his bid to derail Celtic’s tilt at 10 successive titles.

The Ibrox boss has been linked with the teenage striking duo of Blackpool’s Tony Weston and Ross County’s James Graham.

The Gers have already splashed £3million in making Ianis Hagi’s loan move from Genk permanent after he agreed a three-year deal and Leicester City left-back Calvin Bassey has also been added to the pool of players.

Gerrard is keen on Weston – according to a report in the Sunday Mail – and the 16-year-old hit the headlines when he made his debut for the Seasiders in the English Cup during the season.

The Liverpool-born forward cannot sign a professional contract with the the English League One outfit until he turns 17 in September, but the rules in Scotland are different.

Ibrox director of football Ross Wilson has also identified the youngster who netted 14 goals for the club’s youth side before being promoted to the first team by former manager Simon Grayson.

In November, he was named on the bench for an EFL Trophy tie before coming on as a substitute against Maidstone United in the FA Cup.

Blackpool’s Academy Player of the Year has already been linked with Leeds United, Everton and Southampton, who are reportedly prepared to pay £250,000 for him.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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