Just a few days before the start of the new season Mark Warburton remains in the market for a new centre-forward and central defender and has had Leicester City kid Joe Dodoo at Auchenhowie to run the rule over the young forward. Dodoo, who can play anywhere across the front, shot to prominence after bagging a hat-trick on his professional debut in a League Cup tie with Bury. The Ghana-born striker would also set up Andrej Kramaric for the other Leicester goal in a 4-1 away win.
Dodoo would only make a further four appearances for Claudio Ranieri's Premier League winners before a short stint on loan with League One side Bury where he made four appearances; chipping in with a goal on his debut. He was also a regular feature in Leicester's U21 side, typically playing on the wing, as they struggled to a 10th place finish.
At 6ft tall Dodoo brings an aerial threat, however, he is more than comfortable with the ball at his feet. A sharp first-touch and a keen eye for goal he also has the versatility Mark Warburton is known to look for in his players. The England U19 cap has impressed so far during his spell training with the light blues and captain Lee Wallace believes he would be a good addition to the squad. He said: "It would be nice to have him in, he’s been in on trial for a few days and is looking fine. I don’t know what’s happening, but he’s looking bright.
“The same is true of the rest of the lads. We’re all in a good place. We’re training very well and looking forward to pulling the blue jersey on for the first time in a competitive game this season this weekend.”
Dodoo's Leicester contract expired on July 1st although he has been offered new terms it's believed the possibility of regular first-team football could sway the move in Rangers' favour. Rangers would have to pay a development fee for the player if he were to sign permanently however there is also a chance the move could end up being a loan should he agree to extend his stay at the King Power stadium.