Rangers star Alex Lowry is to remain at Ibrox for the rest of the season despite links to the likes of St Mirren, with a message from Michael Beale ringing in his ears.

The 19-year-old midfielder has seen this season disrupted with injury after breaking through at the club in the last campaign and incoming Ibrox boss Michael Beale has been consistently challenging the kid.

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After asking Lowry to earn the right to play from his teammates, the Rangers boss was once again speaking about young Alex heading into the final days of the transfer window.

Whilst Beale admitted the player could head out on loan – and St Mirren were heavily linked – Alex Lowry has stayed put at Ibrox as he looks to get more minutes with Rangers.

Beale sets Lowry Rangers challenge

It’s clear that Michael Beale wants Alex Lowry to improve aspects of his game in training and if the attacking midfielder can do so, then the future is bright for Rangers.

“He can learn from training every day with people like Arfield, who has played in the Premier League, from Tillman, from Cantwell, from Ianis Hagi,” said Beale, speaking ahead of Rangers’ clash with Hearts [Rangers].

“If he takes the best bits of those players and stays that lovely innocent self in terms of when he’s got the ball he’s got a chance of being a really important player for this club in the future.

“In his short term he’s either got to fight to play or go play somewhere else. But he’s got to fight to show he’s worth playing at Rangers. I like it when a young player has interest around him as long as it is valid. 

“Alex has some parts of his game that are excellent and some that a 19 year old needs to work on. I don’t think the Lowland League prepares players to play for Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership and fighting for cups and playing for Europe.

“If he can’t get on the pitch he needs to go play at a good level for the next period to prove he can play for Rangers.

“The hot air can help a young player but it can also set him up to fail.”

It’s now up to Alex Lowry to make that step in his own career at Rangers and let’s hope Michael Beale can help develop the talented youngster into a top level star.

Meanwhile, here’s why Rangers’ attempts at signing Morgan Whittaker failed.

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