Loans galore - Five players who could head out of Ibrox in the final week of the transfer window
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Loans galore - five likely Rangers departures in the final week of the transfer window

With just one week remaining in the summer transfer window, we’ve listed five Rangers players who are likely to head out of Ibrox.

A number of exciting talents and fringe players have already gone elsewhere on loan, including Ben Williamson, Kai Kennedy, Glenn Middleton and Josh McPake, who have joined Livingston, Dunfermline, St Johnstone and Morecambe respectively, while Jordan Jones and George Edmundson have been sold.

Josh McPake in EFL League One action for Morecambe against Shrewsbury Town. (Photo by Ian Charles/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

However, Steven Gerrard’s squad is still on the large side and may be trimmed further over the coming days.

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Nikola Katic (loan)

There’s been plenty of speculation about Katic’s future this summer but despite a Scottish Sun report claiming that his Ibrox career was over, Gerrard has made it pretty clear that a loan move is what is actually being sought [Glasgow Live].

After missing the full 2020/21 season with a serious knee injury, the centre-back needs regular game time at a good standard if he’s to get back into a position to genuinely challenge for a spot in the future.

Brandon Barker (permanent or loan)

After spending the second half of last season out on loan at Oxford United, Barker is back at Ibrox but well down the pecking order.

The 24-year-old had a disrupted pre-season and is yet to make a matchday squad this campaign. What’s more, he has entered the final year of his contract.

Rangers may be hoping an EFL club comes in with a cash offer before the deadline.

Barker could secure a permanent exit or a loan switch that would run through until the end of his Rangers contract. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Stephen Kelly (loan)

Kelly was very impressive during pre-season but he has barely featured since the competitive action began, playing just 13 minutes across the club’s opening seven matches.

After the signing of Juninho Bacuna and with Ryan Jack finally nearing a return, Gerrard may now feel he has enough cover to let the extremely promising 21-year-old temporarily head elsewhere.

Robby McCrorie (loan)

McCrorie was involved in pre-season and has stayed with the first-team squad throughout the opening weeks of the campaign, but clearly remains the third-choice goalkeeper at Ibrox.

With his chances of seeing action extremely limited, a sixth career loan spell is likely for the 23-year-old if a club at a high enough level registers interest.

However, McCrorie’s short-term future could hinge on the severity of an injury picked up by Jon McLaughlin ahead of Sunday’s win over Ross County.

Another loan exit could be on the cards for Rangers keeper McCrorie in the final week of the transfer window. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Kieran Wright (loan)

Wright was involved in pre-season and has been training with the first-team squad, but the 22-year-old keeper is well down the pecking order.

As a result, it’s likely that he’ll soon head out for a sixth loan stint of his own. Wright spent last season at Partick Thistle and is contracted until the summer of 2023.


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