Rangers striker Zak Rudden could leave Ibrox at the end of the season.

The 19-year-old signed a contract extension back in June, but that is set to expire in the summer.

He’s currently out on loan with Plymouth Argyle in EFL League Two and his fate could be decided when he is due back in Glasgow in January.

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In March, Steven Gerrard sang the young marksman’s praises for his excellent form whilst on loan at Falkirk [Rangers.co.uk]. He went on to score a total of 12 Championship goals for the Bairns and earned a clean sweep at the end of season awards.


However, he’s found success harder to come by south of the border.

Hampered by a knee injury which disrupted his pre-season and briefly flared up again in September, he’s made 14 appearances for the Pilgrims and scored just twice.


Rudden in action for Plymouth against Northampton Town back in August. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Manager, Ryan Lowe, has plenty of attacking options at his disposal, and the loanee is currently struggling for game time.

At this point, it looks unlikely his loan deal will be extended beyond January. Therefore, he’ll be keen to make the most of the potential opportunities provided by the congested festive fixture list to end his stint in England on a high, before coming back and working hard in Rangers training.

Given that the Gers only have two out-and-out strikers in the first-team squad, he may have a small window within which to try to impress the manager and earn a further extension.

It looks to be an important month or two for the Scotland youth international.

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