Falkirk F.C have confirmed that Zak Rudden will rejoin the club until the end of the season.

The teenager returned to Rangers during the week, after the expiration of his initial deal. However, Bairns boss Ray McKinnon stated his desire to negotiate a quick return.

Rudden has been in inspired form so far this season, netting eight times for the Championship strugglers.

Rudden played a part in Rangers’ pre-season and is highly thought of at Ibrox. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

He has been so influential that they have failed to win any matches in which he hasn’t scored.

Such a record, led McKinnon to compare the striker to a Rangers legend.

With the move confirmed, Falkirk state that he has went straight into today’s match day squad, to face Partick Thistle.

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It’s tight at the bottom of Scotland’s second tier, with Falkirk hovering just one point ahead of the bottom placed Jags.

 

Rudden a huge asset in relegation battle

Partick are in free-fall after SPL relegation last season. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“We are absolutely delighted to have Zak back with us. I can’t speak highly enough of him”, McKinnon told the club’s website.

“We have been working really hard behind the scenes to make it happen in time for this afternoon’s game and we finally managed to get everything agreed this morning.”

The manager then went on to thank Rangers for their cooperation throughout the process.

Ex-Dundee boss McKinnon has been willing the move to go through. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

This is an excellent development for both Rudden and Falkirk.

Individually, it’s a great chance to get more senior experience under his belt. To make it at Rangers he will need to score consistently, and here, he gets another chance to show he can do just that.

For the Bairns, it’s the lifeline they needed to give hope for survival.

It’s a quick turnaround for the youngster, but best of luck to him today. Let’s see if he can make an immediate impact during his second spell.