Derby approach Rangers boss Steven Gerrard

Derby approach Rangers boss Steven Gerrard”

The former Liverpool and England worldwide midfielder is claimed to be a huge admirer of the 17-year-old.

Gerrard sticking around is a major boost for Rangers as their pre-season preparation gets under way within days in Portugal.

Ojo spent the 2018-19 season on loan at Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims and has also had temporary spells with Wigan Athletic, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham.

He has made 13 first-team appearances for Liverpool, scoring one goal.

Steven Gerrard has turned down an approach from Derby County to take over if Frank Lampard leaves for Chelsea, it has been reported. I believed this was the right destination for me. "I probably liked him better when he was at Manchester United, to be honest, with the way he got on the ball and expressed himself", Jones told Rangers TV.

Gerrard continues to be strongly linked with deals for Charlton midfielder Joe Aribo and Oldham's George Edmundson and the Ibrox boss will hope to have his squad finalised ahead of their opening Europa League qualifier on July 11.

UEFA has confirmed the groupings for Tuesday's first qualifying round draw - which takes place in Nyon at 2.30pm United Kingdom time - with B36 of the Faroe Islands, Inter Turku from Finland, Icelandic outfit KR or the victor of the preliminary clash between Kosovans Prishtina and St Joseph's of Gibraltar also in the hat to face Gerrard's seeds.

The Angelo Alessio era at Kilmarnock will kick off in Wales against Connah's Quay Nomads when the Rugby Park side play their first European clash since 2001.

And Aberdeen will kick off their fifth straight Europa League campaign at Pittodrie after being drawn against Finnish outfit RoPS Rovaniemi.

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