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.
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.
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?
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?
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?