Celtic and Rangers could be set to battle it out over in-form striker

Celtic and Rangers are both monitoring free-scoring Dundee United striker Lawrence Shankland, according to the Daily Record.

Dundee United striker Lawrence Shankland celebrates after scoring against Morton. Picture: SNS

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Shankland bagged another hat-trick in the match, taking his tally for the season to 15 goals in just 12 appearances.

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Both halves of the Old Firm had the player watched during his time with Ayr United in the second tier and have continued to keep tabs on the 24-year-old.

Dundee United striker Lawrence Shankland celebrates after scoring against Morton. Picture: SNS

United were able to convince the striker to sign for them this past summer despite interest from the Ladbrokes Premiership and clubs down south.