By Danny Wright
Jordan Thompson has spent the season on loan from Rangers at Raith Rovers and he is keen to impress Pedro Caixinha.
The 20-year-old is returning to train with Gers once a week as he looks to show the new Portuguese boss what he can offer to the first team.
He has been a key part of the Raith squad during his temporary stay at the club but hasn’t been able to help them stay clear of the Scottish Championship’s relegation zone.
Caixinha has been forced into making use of some of his youngsters in the last couple of games due to an injury crisis that has plagued his squad.
Thompson is primarily a central midfielder but he can also be utilised on the left wing.
However Caixinha already has an abundance of midfielders and most of his problems lie within his defence.
The Championship midfielder, who was once on the books at Manchester United, believes that he’s achieved what he set out to do in his loan spell but he’s eager to show what he can do in his weekly training sessions with the Light Blues.
“I’ll be going back (to Rangers) on a Wednesday for the last few weeks of the season just to be training with them and so the manager gets to see me before we break up for the end of the season,” said Thompson, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“I’ll go back and start pre-season and hopefully get into the manager’s good books and push on.
“My aim for when I went on loan was to get games and get experience in the Championship. It’s been a positive one and I’ve done quite well. I’ve got 29 games under my belt, so it’s went well.”
Thompson made three first-team appearances for Rangers at the start of the campaign.
Raith are second-bottom in the Championship and could find themselves in a relegation battle when the season draws to a close.
They have won just two league games since the end of October.
In other Rangers news, this 22-year-old is set for an Ibrox exit after reportedly snubbing contract talks.