Jak Alnwick could be set to extend his loan at Scunthorpe United – and a move would make sense for everyone.

The keeper has been on loan at the Iron since the summer and manager Stuart McCall wants to keep hold of him.

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Alnwick’s loan ended after Scunthorpe’s clash with Walsall – but McCall hopes Rangers will be open to a renewed deal.

With Allan McGregor and Wes Foderingham available, Alnwick’s Ibrox future is uncertain.

McCall revealed that talks were ongoing over Alnwick but admitted that the decision was now with Rangers.

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“We have had liasons with Rangers and at the end of the day, it is down to what Rangers want to do,” manager Stuart McCall told to Grimsby Telegraph.

“Then it is down to what Jak and his representatives want and then we are third in the pecking order.

“The feedback we are getting is that they are quite happy with Jak staying on loan until the end of the season.”

Since joining the Gers, Alnwick has only managed 11 appearances and it’s hard to see any way back for him.

 

After making a £250,000 move in 2017, Alnwick has played second-fiddle at Ibrox since his arrival.

McGregor and Foderingham are clearly ahead of Alnwick, while Robby McCrorie will need first-team football before too long.

Matt Gilks

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Alnwick still has 18 months left on his Rangers contract but it wouldn’t be a surprise if he left permanently.

The former Newcastle keeper has made 25 appearances for the Iron and keeping him would be important for Scunthorpe.

With another former Ger, Matt Gilks, currently injured then losing Alnwick would be a massive blow for McCall’s side.

Gilks is nearing a return to action but still has a bit to go before he’ll be fully fit.

Scunthorpe currently sit 15th in League One; just six points above the relegation places.

 

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