English League Two side Harrogate Town have agreed terms to sign Josh McPake on loan from Rangers for the second half of the season, according to the Daily Record.
The newspaper claims Harrogate manager Simon Weaver had a “long chat” with McPake, 19, and his family after of the deal being agreed with Rangers and the player.
It is understood that the Scotland Under-19s attacker was at Harrogate’s EnviroVent Stadium on Tuesday night as their League Two meeting with Carlisle was abandoned after 10 minutes due to freezing conditions in Yorkshire.
Step up from Morton?
McPake has spent the first half of the season on loan at Morton in the Scottish Championship but has been in and out of their side and started just six league matches.
He hasn’t scored either but did manage to get an assist – as well as a red card – on his league debut for Morton back in October.
Is moving to England’s League Two a step up from the Scottish second-tier?
It’s debatable but there will be more games for McPake to play south of the border and Harrogate have a lot to play for this season as they aim to avoid relegation in their first season in the EFL.
The Yorkshire club has struggled to get among the goals this term and they will be hoping that McPake is able to help sort that issue out.
McPake has made one senior appearance for Rangers when he played against St Joseph’s in Europa League qualifying last season.
If he impresses at Harrogate then you would imagine Steven Gerrard could see a bigger first-team role for him in the near future.
In other Rangers news, Charlie Nicholas has made a claim about Ryan Jack’s injury.