Plymouth Argyle manager Steven Schumacher has been expressing sympathy for Swansea attacker Morgan Whittaker amid links to Rangers.

The Gers are currently locked in something of a public stand-off over the 22-year-old forward, who had an explosive first half of the season on loan with the Pilgrims

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One of the stand out players in League One, Morgan Whittaker netted nine goals and laid on seven assists in 25 games for Plymouth and it is said to have piqued Rangers’ interest.

But Swansea – who recalled the player from loan such was his form – are standing firm over Morgan Whittaker with manager Russell Martin involved in something of a public spat with Michael Beale.

Admitting that Morgan Whittaker was left out of the Swansea squad amid reports of two Rangers bids, there’s been something of a squabble with Michael Beale and the public pursuit has left everyone scratching their head.

Plymouth boss “feels sorry” for Rangers-linked Morgan Whittaker

Speaking to the Plymouth Herald, Steven Schumacher has expressed sympathy for his former player and suggested that Morgan Whittaker deserves more clarity over his future.

“I feel sorry for Morgan,” said Schumacher.

“He was really enjoying himself, looked at home here, found a home here. He was enjoying playing in the team, he was a huge part of it.

“:He has gone back there, everything is sort of up in the air and I feel a bit sorry for him but as a professional footballer these things are sometimes out of your control. As regards to all the other stuff it’s none of my business.

“It’s not ideal, but it will all work out in the end. Whatever happens, good things happen to good people and Morgan was a diamond to have so he will be fine I’m sure.”

Rangers have already added Todd Cantwell in the transfer window with Belgian midfielder Nicolas Raskin and ex-Plymouth loanee Morgan Whittaker two other names extensively linked.

Here’s the latest on Nicolas Raskin, who is reportedly closing in on a switch.

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