Former Rangers attacker Steven Naismith admits that the chance to return to Ibrox would be hard to turn down, saying that he could bring a lot to his old club were he to rejoin.

Naismith has been a bit part player with his current side Norwich City this season, making just three top-team appearances in a campaign that has largely been disrupted by injury.

Now back fighting fit though, Naismith says that physically, he feels better than ever, and that he would love to come back to play in Scotland with either of his former teams north of the border, having spent the formative part of his career with Kilmarnock.

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The 31-year-old still has a year-and-a-half left on the lucrative deal he signed at Carrow Road after joining from Everton for £11million almost two years ago, but having made his millions in English football, he admitted that first-team football is his main priority when asked if a move back to Rangers would appeal.

“I think it would,” said Naismith. “I’ve spoken in the past about Kilmarnock and Rangers and being appreciative for what they did for me as a player. I would look at those clubs and see if they were options to start with.

“I wouldn’t say [I had] unfinished business [at Rangers], because we were successful and won a lot of trophies.

“The way I left wasn’t great. I still watch all the games on TV, still speak to all the players and staff I know at the club. I love hearing how things are going. I still support Rangers and I want them to do well.

“Moving forward, coming back to Scotland there would be clubs I’d prefer to play with rather than just coming back and picking and choosing whoever.

“Fortunately, when I come back to Scotland, it’s not going to be about finances. It’ll be about what I think is the right fit for me. That’ll be the main thing.

“You need people at the clubs to want you and you just need to see what options are available.”

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Naismith picked up the ankle injury that has hampered his campaign after Scotland teammate Grant Hanley fell awkwardly on his leg in training, but he insists that he is now fit and ready to make a contribution wherever he may end up.

“I’ve worked really hard to get back,” he said.

“It has given me the time to do a lot in the gym and the exercises to strengthen. It’s been good. I’ve been training for the last three weeks and it’s all been good.

“But the manager has his ideas and players and he’s using them, so I’ve found it tough.

“At my age you want to play and that’s something I will want to do. If things happen in January, then we’ll wait and see if it’s something of value.”

Naismith thinks that the wealth of experience he has gained since moving south to Everton to team up with David Moyes in 2012 will mean that he can bring much more to any future club than just what he can do on the field.

“The biggest things for me going to any club would be: will I play, will I bring something to the club and can I help the youngsters who are there?” he said.

“Also, a team that competes. In Scotland, outwith the teams that will challenge, the rest are mixed. One season Kilmarnock can be struggling for relegation now they’re where they are.

“It’s more what I can bring to the club, if it’s the right fit and if I believe what they’re going forwards with.

“I think I could go anywhere and make a difference.”