The Daily Record reports that Josh McPake has agreed a loan move away from Ibrox.

A previous report had suggested the 17-year-old was likely to join the Dee and would attend their League Cup clash against Aberdeen this afternoon.

He’s since been pictured at the fixture after holding ‘positive’ talks with his namesake, Dundee manager James McPake, earlier in the day.

Rangers prospect ‘agrees’ loan exit

It’s claimed a loan until January has been agreed, while there will be an option to extend the deal to the end of the season.

In that sense, it will mirror the type of spell Zak Rudden and Ryan Hardie had at Falkirk and Livingston respectively in 2018/19. All that is left now is for the teenager to meet with Steven Gerrard, who is likely to OK the move.

Gerrard recently gave the youngster his senior debut but wants him playing regular football. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

McPake is currently in excellent goalscoring form, having netted in the first two rounds of the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup and in a Development fixture against Chelsea.

Should he complete the temporary switch to Dundee, he’ll soon be linking up with a former Rangers striker. Kane Hemmings recently returned to Dens Park from Notts County to reinforce the club’s attacking options.

McPake will also have Craig Curran and Danny Johnson for competition.

This departure would leave Jermain Defoe, Alfredo Morelos and Rudden as the only remaining senior strikers at Ibrox. That’s after the departures of Kyle Lafferty, Hardie and Andrew Dallas during this transfer window.

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