English clubs are queuing for released Rangers winger Gregg Wylde.

The Mirror says Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish is heading the race to sign Scotland Under-21 midfielder Wylde.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle, who bid £700,000 for Wylde in the summer, is also keen but has taken Arsenal left-winger Ryo Miyachi on loan so his need is not as pressing.

Wylde is expected to meet most of the interested clubs in a ­whirlwind round of talks and could be offered better first-team chances in the Championship.

Southampton, Blackpool and Bristol City are also keen.