Alan Hutton has revealed that Rangers coach Peter Lovenkrands has been left raving over teenager Josh McPake as one of the brightest young talents at the club.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Gers and Scotland defender revealed that the ex-Denmark international is always going on about the potential of the 18-year-old midfielder after seeing him come through the youth ranks in Glasgow.
The former Rangers forward initially returned to Ibrox as a part-time reserve team coach back in 2017 before confirming he had joined the backroom staff on a permanent basis back in the summer of 2018.
— Peter Lovenkrands (@lovenkrands11) June 13, 2018
With Hutton still in contact with his former teammate, he has revealed that it is McPake who is getting the backroom staff at Ibrox excited, with the youngster currently out on loan at Championship side Dundee.
Asked Hutton told Football Insider: “He (Lovenkrands) always goes on about the young boy McPake, the attacking midfielder.
“He’s obviously taking a shine to him, he’s on loan at the moment. There’s definitely boys coming through, Peter has a good eye for a player so I’m sure he’ll be pushing the top boys there to get some of the young players through.
“The fans love to see the young boys coming through.”
McPake made his first-team debut for Rangers against St Joseph’s in the Europa League qualifiers earlier this season, playing 23 minutes in the 6-0 victory over the Gibraltar-based side.
He has started three of his four league outings for Dundee so far, playing as a right-winger for the second-tier outfit, while he has also played as a centre forward for Rangers’ under-23s.