Rangers still have a few players on the wage bill that need to be removed and, for all that he won’t be on big money, Josh McPake appears to be one of them.

Contracted until 2024, the 22-year old has been playing for the B team this season and clearly needs to find a new club.

Despite some interest, nothing concrete has emerged and now The Glasgow Times has claimed that Rangers have offered Josh McPake a pay-off to sign for a new club before the transfer window shuts.

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Rangers look to agree Josh McPake exit

According to the report, the best offer so far has been from Queen of the South.

Managed by Marvin Bartley, who was singing Todd Cantwell’s praises this week, the Championship outfit were interested in the Scotland youth international, but only on loan.

Should nothing materialise on a permanent basis, you would expect this deal to be revisited rather than having a player play glorified friendlies all season when he should be playing senior football.

Four years have passed, almost to the day, since Rangers gave Josh McPake his debut in a Europa League qualifier against St Joseph’s but he has seen little action since.

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A series of loan moves have proven to be unsuccessful as the versatile forward struggled to make the step up from youth to first-team football.

Blessed with good feet and blistering pace, McPake is also in great shape physically but there has always been something missing.

Even this season, he has looked good for the B team and produced decent numbers.

Rangers will do the right thing by Josh McPake and won’t demand a big fee but it’s clear that he has a decision to make for the sake of his own career.

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