Rangers chasing Aussie star

Rangers have revealed they hope to sign Australia midfielder Matt McKay this week.

Manager Ally McCoist is eager to recruit the 28-year-old Brisbane Roar captain and could do the deal this week with McKay in Britain for Australia's friendly against Wales on Wednesday.

A report on the club's website, www.rangers.co.uk, said the club "can reveal the 28-year-old midfield star is firmly in McCoist's sights and a deal could be done this week.

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"McKay is in the UK as Australia have a friendly international with Wales on Wednesday night."

Rangers came up short in the 3-1 friendly defeat by Chelsea at Ibrox on Saturday.

Nikica Jelavic put the home side ahead but a Daniel Sturridge double and a Florent Malouda header settled matters.