Rangers midfielder Cole McKinnon appears to be a man in demand with Falkirk reportedly chasing the midfielder on loan – 24 hours after he was linked with a move to Partick Thistle.
According to the Scottish Sun, the Bairns want the Gers talent as they look to finally get out of League One and secure a return to the Championship.
McKinnon made his debut for Rangers against Hearts on the final day of the Premiership season, scoring as Gio van Bronckhorst’s side warmed up for the Scottish Cup final with three points.
After impressing in the B team in last season’s Lowland League, McKinnon is likely to head out on loan to get more regular minutes at a higher level than he was with the B team.
Partick seems a more likely destination for McKinnon this summer
While the chance to head to Falkirk and challenge for the League One title is one that will help McKinnon’s development, a move to Partick in the tier above seems more likely.
Rangers have enjoyed a strong relationship with the Jags in recent years, sending a number of players to Firhill on loan and regularly facing each other in friendlies.
However, Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson began his career with the Bairns and still retains good links with his hometown team after working in a number of roles with Falkirk.
Wherever he ends up, the coming season is a big one for McKinnon as he looks to build on a great 12 months for him.
A goal on his debut for the Rangers first-team will have been a dream come true for the lifelong bluenose and he’ll be hoping it is just the first of many appearances in the long-term.