Robby McCrorie and Andy Dallas both left Ibrox last month, joining Greenock Morton on loan until the end of the season.
Former Gers assistant manager, Jonatan Johansson is currently the manager of the Scottish Championship side, so there was a familiar face to greet them.
A chance to go and experience senior football, at a good standard. Yet, also without the considerable pressure of a title race or a relegation battle.
So far, the two youngsters have had contrasting fortunes.
They have both featured in all three matches since their arrival, but McCrorie has fared better than Dallas.
Impressively, the 20-year-old keeper has recorded two clean sheets. The first against Dunfermline and the second, against usually free-scoring Ayr.
In the latter, he managed to shut out one of the most free-scoring players in the country – Lawrence Shankland.
Unfortunately, though, Dallas is yet to taste success at the other end of the pitch.
Unlike McCrorie, this is the 19-year-old’s first spell away from Ibrox, and he is yet to get off the mark.
After banging them in for the Reserves up until now, this experience will be a great learning curve for him.
Ultimately, it’s early days in the career’s of both players.
So far, McCrorie’s displays for Scotland U21s suggest he has all the ability to make it in the game, while Dallas’s performances at development level show him to be well ahead of others in his age group.
It’s too early to tell whether they will be stars of the future at Ibrox.
Yet, if they can make the most of the next few months of regular football, it will undoubtedly help them in the right direction.