Rangers youngster snapped up on surprise emergency loan deal
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Rangers youngster snapped up on surprise emergency loan deal

Promising Rangers Academy player Scott Cowie has been snapped up by Falkirk on an emergency loan deal, and could make his senior debut today (Saturday).

Cowie is just 16 years old and has been involved with the Gers U18s this season.

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Jack McConnell is the no.1 at that level, with Cowie and Scotland youth international Jacob Pazikas serving as backup options.

Rangers prospect signs emergency loan deal

Therefore, it came as a big surprise when Falkirk announced on Friday evening that they had signed the teenager on a seven-day emergency loan amid a goalkeeping crisis.

The League One club asserted that Cowie is available for selection for their home league fixture against Dumbarton on Saturday afternoon, and therefore, a senior debut could be just hours away for the Gers prospect.

It’s likely that Cowie himself was surprised by the approach, given that he’s still very much an age-group player at Auchenhowie and is yet to even turn out for the B team in the Lowland League.

Falkirk had a poor first half of the season and currently sit seventh in the third tier despite their professional status.

They’re a whopping 21 points behind leaders Cove Rangers and there’s been plenty of upheaval at the club.

Previous manager Paul Sheerin was sacked last month and replaced by Martin Rennie, while Gary Holt left his role as sporting director earlier this week amid an ongoing restructuring of the Bairns’ football department.

Meanwhile, a Rangers B player is reportedly close to completing a loan move to a Northern Irish club.