Rangers loanee Zak Rudden is in action south of the border this evening.
The 6ft 2″ striker is one of the most promising young players at Ibrox, even Steven Gerrard confessed his admiration for the teenager last season [Rangers.co.uk].
The comments came while he was scoring freely on loan at an ailing Falkirk side in the Scottish Championship.
At that stage it looked as though he could come into the first team reckonings for the 2019/20 season. Yet, while the manager recently announced the 19-year-old’s availability for senior duties following injury [RangersTV], he was soon shipped out on loan.
He made his Plymouth Argyle debut as a substitute on Saturday, as his newly adopted team swept aside Walsall at Home Park.
Rangers starlet Zak Rudden starts vs Reading
However, things shift up a notch tonight, as he’s been given his first senior start outside of Scotland. The Pilgrims take on Reading in the Second Round of the English League Cup.
He’s operating up front alongside Ryan Taylor, with manager, Ryan Lowe, setting up in typically attacking fashion.
— Plymouth Argyle FC (@only1argyle) August 27, 2019
At the time of writing, the two sides were level pegging at 1-1. Rudden’s strike partner Taylor scored the opener for Plymouth before ex-Rangers midfielder Charle Adam had a hand in Josh Barrett’s equaliser for the visitors.
Here’s hoping Zak can get himself on the scoresheet in the second half and secure passage to the third round. He only has six-months down south and he’ll be keen to make his mark early on.