Rumours are spreading online regarding a potential Ross County loan switch for Rangers talent Alex Lowry after comments from Staggies boss Malky Mackay.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder is considered one of the brightest talents at Ibrox and amid a season disrupted by injury Rangers fans have encouraged Michael Beale to use the kid more.
Breaking through last season under Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Lowry impressed the watching Rangers support and the club’s fans want to see more of him at Ibrox.
This is only intensified by yet another impressive Rangers B team showing, with the youngster getting the Lowland League side back to winning ways with a hattrick over Civil Service Strollers.
However, if the rumours are true, now it appears Alex Lowry could be set for a loan switch to Ross County, but where exactly is all the talk coming from?
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Alex Lowry set for Ross County loan switch?
The root of the entire thing appears to be comments made from Ross County manager Malky Mackay, who claimed ahead of the weekend’s fixtures that the Staggies are closing in on a loan signing.
“We’re close on one at the moment, and there’s a possibility of one leaving at the moment as well,” said Mackay [Ross-shire Journal].
“We are nearly there. It’s a loan deal that’s not quite over the line yet, but hopefully he should be on the bench at the weekend.
“It’s one of those where as the days go on in January, sometimes people become available that weren’t available in the first week. You might be told someone isn’t going anywhere, and then you find out two or three weeks later that he’s available.”
Prominent Ross County fan accounts on Twitter would then spark rumours that the player in question is Rangers talent Alex Lowry.
Is Ross County a good fit for Alex Lowry?
Whilst some Rangers fans may be disappointed to hear that Alex Lowry could be heading out on loan, is Ross County a good fit for the player?
At the moment there isn’t anything like confirmation that the Rangers star will be moving on but it’s interesting to think Lowry could be turning out in the Scottish Premiership in the second half of the campaign.
Whilst banging in hattricks in the Lowland League is impressive, fans must remember this is the fifth tier of Scottish football so any Premiership switch would be a sizeable step-up.
Michael Beale has been clear that he believes Alex Lowry has a big future at Rangers but at present it appears the kid is not ready to make the permanent step up.
Rangers supporters will also be hoping that any Alex Lowry Ross County exit would mean that the Gers are closing in on some signings of their own.
Speaking of Rangers signings, one player the club has been extensively linked to is reportedly not set for an Ibrox switch.