There are currently eighteen Rangers loanees out plying their trade across the globe.

But there are only four of them who are likely to make the grade at Ibrox in the future.

Greg Docherty has been on inspired form at Shrewsbury this season. His exploits in the FA Cup even earned him the plaudits of Manchester United legend Paul Ince.

Greg Docherty has really impressed for League One Shrewsbury. (Photo by Molly Darlington – AMA/Getty Images)

He’s never once wavered from his determination to succeed at Ibrox and given we shelled out for his signature only 18 months ago, the young midfielder should get his chance.

Robby McCrorie is a very highly rated Scotland youth goalkeeper currently on-loan at Morton. Perhaps a natural long-term replacement for Allan McGregor, you’d imagine he’ll make his first-team breakthrough eventually.

 

Then there’s Jordan Houston. The right wing back claimed he was after James Tavernier’s place [originally Evening Times] and the Academy prospect may well eventually earn it.

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The final player you’d expect will make the grade at Ibrox is Zak Rudden. The young striker has proven for loan club Falkirk and the Scotland U19s he knows where the back of the net is. An exciting prospect by all means.

Outwith these four players, there are still some really talented options. Jordan Rossiter, Ryan Hardie and Andrew Dallas. Even Jamie Barjonas.

Does Bury loanee Jordan Rossiter have a long-term future at Ibrox? (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But given the level of competition in the side, will these Rangers loanees really be able to come back and cut it at Ibrox?

Or will they join the likes of fellow Rangers loanees Lee Hodson, Eduardo Herrera and Joe Dodoo in being inevitably shown the exit door?

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