Barrow AFC goalkeeper Andy Firth is set to make a surprise move to Scottish Premiership side Rangers.

According to The Sun, the 22-year-old underwent a medical yesterday, as he prepares to be reunited with Gers manager Steven Gerrard, who was a youth-team coach at Liverpool while he came through the ranks at the Anfield club.

Firth moved to the Bluebirds from the Reds, where he had been since he was aged 11, last summer and began the season as manager Ian Evatt’s first choice while fellow stopper Joel Dixon recovered from knee surgery and played in AFC’s first 19 games of the campaign.

However, he hasn’t appeared in the National League since Dixon was recalled to the side for the away match at Ebbsfleet United on November 3.

Firth made what is set to be his final appearance in the FA Trophy defeat against FC Halifax Town last month, when he was at fault for the Shaymen’s opening goal.

In what represents a rapid rise, he is now set to provide cover for Alan McGregor and Wes Foderingham at Rangers, who are currently third in the Scottish Premiership, three points behind leaders Celtic, after losing 2-1 at second-placed Kilmarnock on Wednesday night.