Jak Alnwick isn’t exactly pulling up trees while at Scunthorpe United.
The 25-year-old Englishman’s loan deal is due to expire in a few days, but his performances have done little to suggest he’s worthy of a second opportunity at Ibrox.
His adopted side sit second from bottom, in 23rd place in League One. That’s five places below fellow Gers loanee Greg Docherty’s Shrewsbury Town.
It’s fair to say that defensive woes have a lot to do with Scunthorpe’s current predicament.
The Iron have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 16 matches with Alnwick between the sticks. That’s a run stretching back to a 0-0 draw with Burton at the end of September.
What’s more, that isn’t the end of the horror statistics.
Scunthorpe have lost their last seven matches in all competitions, failing to score in the last six.
By any stretch of the imagination, it’s a terrible run.
With the current quality crop of ‘keepers at Ibrox, he is hardly likely to add to his six league appearances in the blue jersey.
Allan McGregor is an early front runner for player of the season, alongside Alfredo Morelos. His back-up, Wes Foderignham, is a proven performer who kept Alnwick out of the side last season.
Finally, young Reserves ‘keeper Robby McCrorie is a Scotland U21 international, who also looks highly capable.
Alnwick’s return may be imminent, but on current form, he looks likely to remain surplus to requirements.