As the transfer window reaches its midway point, you get the feeling there is still plenty of movement to come at Ibrox in both directions. But it’s also an opportunity for some Rangers fringe stars to source loan moves and get some game time.

As the club sign talent, it increases the competition for places at Rangers for the rest of the season. Naturally, some players will see less minutes.

The loan signings of Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis have increased competition this season. (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)

For these Rangers fringe stars, they are at pivotal points of their careers and need minutes to continue their development. And to show that they can cut it in royal blue.

Here’s three that the club should consider sending out on loan to increase their footballing opportunities.

Jordan Rossiter

The former Liverpool prospect has saw much of his Rangers career hampered by serious injuries. Once touted as the man who’d take over the mantle from now Rangers boss Gerrard at Anfield, he’s at a pivotal point in his career.

He is back fit and hungry to impress, and at 21 he now needs to be playing more. Perhaps a loan move in Scotland would suit the midfielder?

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Rossiter has been plagued with injuries at Ibrox but now fit, he needs game time to reignite his career and development. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ryan Hardie

Hardie has just returned to Rangers after a successful loan spell at Livi. Although highly thought of at Ibrox, you get the feeling it’s now or never for the striker and Academy graduate. His contract expires at the end of the season.

 

But will he realistically get game time ahead of Morelos, Defoe and Lafferty? Particularly in crunch games? It’s unlikely. He has six months remaining on his deal and he too must be playing to impress.

Will he go back out on loan or do Rangers have a plan to use him this year?

Hardie had banged in 5 in 7 for Livingston in the Scottish Premiership this year. But can he get into the team at Ibrox? (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Robby McCrorie

Brother Ross might’ve been linked with Swansea at the start of the window, but it’s Robby who’s more likely to leave in the window.

The goalkeeper is highly rated at Rangers and the club are in no rush to move him on. But he needs minutes and a loan-move at a competitive level will suit the 20 year old stopper.

But might a move depend on whether Wes Foderingham moves on or not?

Scotland U21 goalie Robby McCrorie needs match experience before he can take over Allan McGregor’s gloves. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)