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Rudden has a bright future at Rangers but must stay on loan for the season

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Rudden has a bright future at Rangers but must stay on loan for the season

Zak Rudden is one of Rangers’ most promising young players and there are high hopes for his future.

Rudden announced himself to Rangers fans in pre-season, netting in the 6-0 friendly win over Bury at Ibrox.

That gave Rangers fans a taste of what to expect with the young striker, who has impressed at youth level.

This summer, Steven Gerrard decided that the 18-year-old should head out on loan despite playing a part in his pre-season plans.

Rudden signed for Falkirk until January, penning a half-season loan deal with the Scottish Championship side.

And it has been an impressive start to life in senior football for the teenager.

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Rudden netted on his debut against Ayr, despite Falkirk losing 3-2, and hit a brace in a 2-0 win at Alloa in September.

 

In total, the Scotland under-19 international has struck three goals in eight games in the Scottish Championship.

And despite failing to find the net in the past five matches, Rudden still has plenty of potential.

This loan spell is helping his development significantly and he will return to Rangers in January with more experience and more nous.

But Gerrard needs to keep him out on loan for the season to continue his learning curve.

If he can stay at Falkirk and hit double figures for the season, then Gerrard will be eager to integrate him into the first-team next year.

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NCTJ-qualified sports journalist with a passion for playing and writing about football. West Ham fan.

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