Rangers forward Josh McPake has joined Championship side Dundee on a six-month loan deal, the club have confirmed.
The winger signed a new three-year contract with the Gers back in July, keeping him at Ibrox until 2022. He has previously been interesting the likes of Liverpool and Roma.
However, with his future now secure, Rangers have opted to send McPake out on loan to get more first-team experience. Fans on Twitter believe the 17-year-old will benefit hugely by getting game time at senior level:
Good move imo
— 😎 (@neilmcaulay) August 20, 2019
Good luck Josh🐻
— Dylan (@MarshyDyl18) August 20, 2019
Well done the coaches at rangers lots of good young talent at the club
— William Thomson (@William00727295) August 20, 2019
Best of luck Josh, smash it 👍🏻
— Cameron_1872 (@Cameron_1872) August 20, 2019
Good luck @jjoshmcpake great move. Go smash it
— Stuart (@Skiddrfc) August 20, 2019
Great move @jjoshmcpake to gain more first team experience. Enjoy your move and come back fighting for a place in our first team. Good luck. Watp.
— john bones (@harryhastings) August 20, 2019
Smash it Josh👊
— Vony Tidmar (@johnx360) August 20, 2019
Good luck young man 👍🏻
— Alfie Atkin (@AlfieBoy78) August 20, 2019
McPake generally plays as a right-winger and with Sheyi Ojo and Scott Arfield ahead of him in the pecking order, he would have likely played most of his football with the reserves this season if he had stayed put.
Manager Steven Gerrard did give the teenager his senior debut in the 6-0 win against St Joseph’s last month. He came on as a substitute for the final 23 minutes in the second leg of the Europa League First Qualifying Round match.