By Wayne Veysey

29th Dec, 2020 | 6:39pm

Ibrox Exclusive: English club agree to sign Rangers forward, he's arrived tonight to pen deal

Rangers forward Josh McPake has agreed to join Harrogate Town on loan, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The 19-year-old has been given the green light to move to England for the second half of the 2020/21 campaign in aid of his development.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the attacker is in Yorkshire this evening ahead of completing the move.

The teenager will be in attendance tonight as Simon Weaver’s side take on League Two high-flyers Carlisle United at Wetherby Road.

Harrogate, who currently sit 16th in the fourth-tier of English football, have beaten Forest Green Rovers to the Scotsman’s signature.

McPake has spent the first half of the season on loan at Scottish Championship side Greenock Morton, grabbing two assists in 12 appearances across all competitions.

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He was handed his senior debut for Rangers by Steven Gerrard in July 2019 but has not featured for the club since.

A product of the Light Blues academy, McPake signed a new three-year deal in 2019 which could keep him at Ibrox until the summer of 2022.

Speaking last month, the forward revealed his admiration for Gers striker Jermain Defoe and detailed how he had learned a lot from the former England international.

The youngster has also been capped by Scotland at Under-19 level, scoring once in five appearances.

He is set to join a Harrogate Town side playing their first ever season in the Football League.

The North Yorkshire club earning promotion to League Two via the National League play-offs last season.

In other news, Rangers have suffered a ‘massive blow’ ahead of the Old Firm on Saturday.