Zak Rudden has posted on Twitter after agreeing a season-long loan move from Rangers to English League Two side Plymouth Argyle, in what will be his second loan spell in two seasons.
Rudden, 19, had little chance of breaking into the senior side this season, with Steven Gerrard placing faith in Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe. Greg Stewart and Jake Hastie can also play up front, while Joe Dodoo remains in the wings.
Scotland Under-19 international Rudden has come through the ranks at Rangers and although he is yet to make his senior debut for the Gers, he has played in pre-season friendlies under Gerrard.
However, Rudden has opted to leave the club on loan for a second time – after scoring 12 goals in 31 appearances for Falkirk lst season. He has joined Plymouth, who have started well in the fourth tier of English football, sitting in sixth place.
Delighted to have signed with Plymouth Argyle on loan! Can’t wait to get started⚽️ https://t.co/CF0XIsCQA4
— Zak Rudden (@zakorudden) August 23, 2019
TBR’s view – Rudden needs a big loan spell at Plymouth
Yes, the teenager impressed on loan at Falkirk but to show Gerrard that he can do it in England is much more telling. Indeed, Greg Docherty shone in League One last season and has been in and around the senior side this time around.
With less than 12 months to go on his current contract, Rudden needs to score on a regular basis for Plymouth if he is to have any chance of earning a new deal with Rangers – and breaking into the senior side.