Rangers winger Josh McPake has made a decision regarding his short-term future and will undergo a medical at Tranmere Rovers today, according to Football Insider.
McPake spent the first half of the season on loan at EFL League One club Morecambe.
However, he struggled with injury and hasn’t played since late September, prompting the Gers to recall him and look to send him out elsewhere.
A number of English fourth-tier clubs were credited with interest, with reports claiming at various stages in recent weeks that Carlisle United [Daily Record] and Salford City [Football Scotland] were leading the race for his signature.
However, according to Football Insider, it’s promotion-chasing Tranmere who’re set to land the 20-year-old.
It’s claimed that Rangers have given McPake the green light to travel to Merseyside to undergo a medical ahead of a loan switch until the end of the season.
Tranmere move good for McPake?
Ideally, McPake would be playing at a higher level than the English fourth tier given that this will be his fourth loan spell away from Ibrox.
After all, even if he stars for Tranmere, he’ll face a significant step up to Premiership football next season.
However, the most important thing for him over the second half of the campaign is that he gets back to playing football after several months of inactivity at Morecambe.
He will have good chance of doing that under Micky Mellon at Prenton Park and it should help that the pacy winger is joining a team in excellent form, who’re pushing for promotion to League One.