Zak Rudden has posted on Twitter after the Rangers striker put pen to paper on new terms to remain with Steven Gerrard’s side, with his previous deal set to expire at the end of the month.
The 19-year-old spent last season on loan at Scottish Championship side Falkirk and impressed, finding the back of the net 13 times in 35 league and cup appearances – despite Falkirk being relegated.
Rudden is yet to make a senior appearance for Rangers, but did come close after being named on the substitutes bench for last season’s Europa League qualifying tie away in Macedonia against FK Shkupi.
Now, Rudden will be hoping to show Gerrard during pre-season that he deserves to be in with a shout of breaking into the senior side, but the youngster faces plenty of competition. He posted on Twitter after agreeing a new deal.
Over the moon to sign another contract, get back fit and crack on💙 https://t.co/bpS6Jwp5Wf
— Zak Rudden (@zakorudden) June 21, 2019
Despite Rudden’s decent form for Falkirk last term, the Scotland Under-19 international has little chance of breaking through due to Gerrard’s persistence with a one-striker system.
The Liverpool legend has Alfredo Morelos, Jermain Defoe and Kyle Lafferty at his disposal, while Andy Dallas remains another decent option for the Gers if the first three options become unavailable.
Indeed, Lafferty and Morelos have been linked with moves elsewhere this summer. Unless one of the duo is sold, Rudden should look at going out on loan again – but this time to a Scottish Premiership side.