Rangers look set to allow young winger Josh McPake to join Dundee on loan in the coming days. As reported by the BBC, the player was in attendance as the Scottish Championship side took on Aberdeen in the Betfred Cup yesterday. The Daily Record is suggesting the loan spell will run until January when it could then be extended until the end of the season.
It seems Steven Gerrard is ready to allow a move to Dens Park for the youngster, who signed a new contract at Rangers earlier this summer.
Fans of the Ibrox club know just how talented the 17-year-old is and he clearly has a future in Glasgow.
This summer, prior to his new deal at Rangers, the likes of Liverpool, Roma, and Borussia Monchengladbach were all linked with his services by the Daily Record.
However, the pathway to first-team football at Rangers, especially in the wide areas, is blocked at present.
McPake, who made his senior debut against St Josephs in the Europa League earlier this season, would likely be playing with the Colts team for the 2019-20 campaign.
So plenty of Rangers fans are happy to hear that their star Ibrox talent is set for a period out on loan. Playing under his namesake James McPake in the second tier could see him get plenty of first-team football and hopefully develop into the star Rangers fans expect him to be.
Here is how some Rangers fans reacted to the news on Twitter…
— Megan1872 (@Megan18721) August 18, 2019
Great loan move for Josh McPake heading off to Dundee. Even though he’s only 17 I have no doubt that he will do well in the Championship.
— Willy (@SpatestonBear2) August 18, 2019
Dundee loan would be a good move for McPake under a manager who encourages youths
— Scott Cameron (@Cammy26_2) August 18, 2019
Good move. A great prospect.
— Ryan Smith (@RyanSmithLLB) August 18, 2019
Good loan for him if he features regularly.
— Rafbob (@Rafbob2) August 18, 2019
Good luck to Josh McPake going on loan to Dundee
— Nathan (@NathanC1872) August 18, 2019
Josh McPake is taking in the Dundee game. Great loan move for him. Expected to win every game too. Boy will improve a lot this season if he can stay injury free. Only 17 aswell…
— Pizza🍕 (@4ndyStewart) August 18, 2019
I hope Josh McPake goes to Dundee. It would be a great loan for him as Dundee are giving a lot of young players a chance.
— Curtis 🇭🇷🇧🇦 (@1872Curtis) August 18, 2019
— DJ #LETSGO #RANGERS (@delboym1872) August 18, 2019