A trio of English lower league clubs are interested in securing a January loan deal for Rangers youngster Josh McPake, according to the Daily Record.

The report claims that English Football League Two sides Harrogate Town, Salford City and Forest Green Rovers all have an eye on the talented right-winger this January.

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Rangers talent Josh McPake has spent the first half of the season on loan at Greenock Morton but is now being chased by a trio of English lower-league clubs. (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

McPake, 19, has impressed on loan at Scottish Championship Greenock Morton in the first half of the season but is set to complete that spell down the Clyde come the turn of the year.

The Daily Record believes that out of the three, McPake will also find first-team football the hardest to come by at Salford City which puts Town and Rovers in the driving seat.

So far this season McPake has made 10 appearances for Morton, impressing at Cappielow under manager David Hopkin, who has now left his role with the club.

Rangers’ Academy Player of the Year in 2019, things haven’t gone completely to plan ever since the forward made his first-team debut against St. Joseph’s at Ibrox in the summer of the same year.

A loan spell with Championship side Dundee followed but McPake struggled to settle at Dens Park and returned to Ibrox after six months.

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Josh McPake is widely considered one of the leading talents in the Scottish game. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images for DFB)

A change of scene down south might well do the youngster’s confidence the world of good as he looks to build on the early success of his fledgeling career.

Whilst McPake is considered to have enjoyed a solid spell at Morton, things didn’t exactly start well for the youngster as he saw red in his first-ever league match with the club.

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