Former Huddersfield Town striker James Vaughan is being linked with a move to Glasgow Rangers.

After four Town appearances last season, the 27-year-old was loaned to Birmingham City in November, and the deal was extended in January.

There was talk of a permanent move to St Andrew’s for the Birmingham-born former England Under 21 international, whose Town contract ended this summer.

But Rangers are said to be interested as they prepare for their Scottish top-flight return.

Ibrox boss Mark Warburton has already signed former Town duo Matt Crooks and Josh Windass.

Matt Crooks (left) and Josh Windass of Accrington Stanley

Centre-back Clint Hill is joining the Gers from QPR while midfielders Joey Barton (Burnley) and Jordan Rossiter (Liverpool) are also heading to Glasgow.

It’s reported that Warburton wants to provide competition for frontmen Martyn Waghorn and Kenny Miller.

Injury-plagued Vaughan scored 33 goals, including two hat tricks, in 95 Town games.

The Everton product joined Town on loan from Norwich City in August 2012 and the move was made permanent in a £600,000 deal the close-season after.

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He made 16 appearances (five starts) for Birmingham but was unable to claim a goal.

Rangers assistant manager Davie Weir was at Everton when Vaughan was an emerging teenage talent.