Rangers attacker Josh McPake has agreed the terms of a loan move to Scottish Championship side Morton that is set to be completed tomorrow, Football Insider can reveal.
The second-tier outfit have seen off competition from rivals for the capture of the 19-year-old forward.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that McPake has already undergone a Morton medical and is set to sign a contract tomorrow.
Rangers have agreed to loan him out until the mid-season January window.
That gives them the option to call him back and promote him into their first-team squad if he shines or loan him out to a new club at the midway part of the campaign.
Rangers have high hopes for McPake, who is a versatile attacker who operates anywhere across the front line but mainly on the right flank.
The club pushed the boat out when they tied him down to a new deal last summer that runs until 2022.
It is said to be on more favourable terms that almost any other contract the club has ever given to one of its young players.
That shows the faith Rangers have in McPake, who had a difficult loan spell at Dundee in the first half of last season.
He made just three league starts among seven appearances for the Scottish Championship club and returned to Rangers early due to injury.
Football Insider columnist Alan Hutton has revealed how former Rangers reserve coach Peter Lovenkrands used to rave to him about McPake.
The teenager made his first-team debut for Rangers in the Europa League qualifying win over St Joseph’s FC in the summer of 2019 but has not added to that solitary appearance.
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