Rangers confirm season-long loan deal for Academy ace
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Rangers confirm new loan deal for Academy goalkeeper

Rangers have confirmed that Academy keeper Nicky Hogarth will stay with Cowdenbeath for the rest of the season after joining the League Two side on an emergency loan on Boxing Day.

The B team keeper will now look to impress with the Blue Brazil after making his debut in the Scottish Cup win over Wick Academy [Rangers Youth Academy Twitter]

The young keeper travelled with the Gers first-team squad to Gibraltar in September for the UEFA Europa League qualifier against Lincoln Red Imps and has already been out on loan with Caley Braves, East Stirlingshire and Stirling Albion.

He was thrust into the starting XI for the B team in their recent Glasgow Cup win over Clyde after Brian Kinnear withdrew shortly before kick-off.

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Cowdenbeath are currently sitting 8th in League Two and are due to face Partick Thistle this weekend in the second round of the Scottish Cup.

The Blue Brazil are managed by former Gers defender Gary Bollan while ex-Ibrox director Donald Findlay is their chairman.

Hogarth was due to have faced Edinburgh City last weekend before his emergency loan came to an end but a frozen pitch caused the League Two fixture to be postponed.

Nicky’s younger brother Jay, 17, is also a Rangers Academy goalkeeper, who features at age-group level.

Read how Hogarth performed against Clyde after his late call into the starting XI for the Glasgow Cup clash


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