Rangers boss Michael Beale insists that Ross County-linked Ibrox talent Alex Lowry is going nowhere this January.

The Gers playmaker, 19, has found chances at a premium between injury and competition this season but that doesn’t mean the club are looking to farm the kid out this winter.

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After hammering in a hattrick on his return to the B Team during the week, it had plenty of fans musing over the kid’s future with Lowry clearly too strong for the fifth tier of Scottish football.

The debate over Lowry’s future also intensified when rumours spread regarding a potential move to Ross County, these coming after comments about an imminent loan move for an unnamed player from Staggies’ boss Malky Mackay.

Michael Beale: Alex Lowry going nowhere

Responding to the rumours, Rangers manager Michael Beale insists that Alex Lowry is set to stay at Ibrox this January and compete for a place.

This comes after the Ibrox gaffer has previously talked up the player’s ability, insisting Lowry isn’t far from a proper first team breakthrough.

“No, it’s not in the plans [to let Alex Lowry leave on loan],” said Michael Beale [Rangers].

“At this moment in time it’s not our plan for anyone who’s in the first-team squad to leave the building.

“Alex obviously started against Motherwell. He did OK, he’d like to have done better but I thought for a young player going in he did fine, we won the game 3-0 so no harm done.

“He had a slight calf issue after that game which meant he missed the last squad.

“He was back in training just before the Dundee United game, so I took the opportunity for him to go play in the B-team game, where he scored a hat-trick.

“It’s a completely different level and I’d expect him to go there and be dominant.

“But that’s the reason why you haven’t seen him since that Motherwell game.”

Ross County Alex Lowry talk quashed

The comments of Michael Beale regarding the future of Alex Lowry were also ratified by Ross County confirming their latest loan move.

Malky Mackay’s side have announced a deal for Hibs star Nohan Kenneh until the end of the season, putting to bed any Lowry talk.

Rangers fans will be hoping to see more of talented playmaker Alex Lowry in the weeks and months ahead, the highly-rated Gers youngster already making nine appearances for the club and scoring twice.

Meanwhile, a Scottish club made a small gaffe after announcing one Ibrox talent is set to return to Rangers.

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