Rival boss gives update amid Rangers links to England U21 international
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Rival boss gives update amid Rangers links to England U21 international

Preston manager Ryan Lowe has been discussing the situation surrounding Rangers-linked Aston Villa loanee Cameron Archer.

The England U21 international spent the second half of last season on loan at Preston and there has been much conjecture surrounding the striker’s future ahead of the new season.

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Rangers were mentioned as being one of several clubs interested in taking the player on loan with a return to Preston North End also being mooted in the press.

Now, Preston boss Ryan Lowe has been discussing the situation and claims having spoken to Steven Gerrard Aston Villa will assesses the 20-year-old ahead of the new season.

“I’m quite calm on Cam. He’s a fantastic kid and he does not deserve any pressure on him,” said Lowe [Lancashire Post].

“If Cam is available and chooses to come to Preston North End, I’ll be over the moon and so will all of the fans. I’m definitely not ruling it out.

Preston “not ruling out” move for Rangers-linked Cameron Archer

“I’ve spoken to Stevie and told him that we’d love to have him back and he knows that.

“Is there an agreement in place that we can have him? There is no agreement for anything.

“Is there a mutual respect or agreement to say that if you’re available can we be considered? Of course. We’ll just have to wait and see.”

Rangers are known to be in the hunt for striker options and Cameron Archer would represent an interesting option on loan for the season.

BARNSLEY, ENGLAND – APRIL 30: Preston North End’s Cameron Archer battles to keep the ball in play during the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Preston North End at Oakwell Stadium on April 30, 2022 in Barnsley, England. (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

It’s clear that the Villains will be assessing the striker before taking a decision on next season, this coming after an impressive campaign where Archer netted seven goals following a move to Preston in January.

Cameron Archer has also scored an impressive four goals in four caps for the England U21s and the striker’s stock continues to rise south of the border.

Speaking of Aston Villa and strikers, Rangers have managed to soothe the pain of a recent exit by pipping some Premier League clubs to a new youth player.

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