Rangers star wanted in England despite confirmation of Dutch interest

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Rangers star wanted in England despite confirmation of Dutch interest

English League Two outfit Rochdale have reportedly joined the race for young Rangers winger Ross McCausland despite the Ulsterman spending time on trial at De Graafschap.

The 19-year-old winger made his Rangers debut in the final Scottish Premiership match of last season, coming on as a substitute in the 3-1 win over hearts.

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But all the sounds suggest the Northern Irish youth international will head out on loan this season with Ross McCausland having two years to run on his current Ibrox contract.

According to Football Insider, Rochdale have now expressed an interest in taking the kid on loan to the English fourth flight but face competition from across the division.

League Two rivals Doncaster Rovers have also been linked with a move, whilst the aforementioned De Graafschap had the kid on trial earlier in the summer.

If the Football Insider report is correct, it would suggest that any proposed move to the Netherlands has either stalled or is off.

The Eerste Divisie side even released a statement confirming they had taken the kid on trial.

“De Graafschap has Ross McCausland as a guest during the training camp in Doorwerth that Adrie Poldervaart’s team is organizing from today,” reads the statement [De Graafschap].

“The training camp will be concluded on Friday with a closed practice match with Willem II.

“Ross is a 19-year-old winger who hails from the youth ranks of Rangers FC in Scotland.

“The young Northern Irishman is part of De Graafschap’s selection this week as a guest for a short internship period.”

The report claims that Rangers have OK’d a season-long loan for Ross McCausland with a January break clause and for all intents and purposes now it is just about finding a club.

Ross McCausland is amongst the highest-rated youngsters at Ibrox and it was believed a potential move to De Graafschap would be a brave, ambitious and potentially rewarding one.

However, it now looks like it could be Rochdale or Doncaster Rovers for the talented winger ahead of what promises to be a big season for the kid.

Meanwhile, Rangers fans are asking questions of BBC Scotland after an interview with an ex-Ibrox player this week.

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