By Joe Ellis

13th Jul, 2022 | 12:10pm

Rangers starlet Ross McCausland on trial with Dutch club De Graafschap

Rangers teenager Ross McCausland is currently on trial in the Netherlands with second division side De Graafschap until Friday (15 July).

The Super Farmers, as they are sometimes known, are undergoing a pre-season training camp in Doorweth and the 19-year-old has joined them in training.

The Northern Irishman is also set to play his first game in the blue and white stripes on Friday as De Graafschap take on Willem II in a friendly before he returns to Scotland.

De Graafschap’s official website label McCausland’s time in Holland as a “short internship period” with no further mention as to whether they will try to sign him on loan for the 2022-23 campaign.

Should he move to the Netherlands, McCausland would get his first taste of regular senior football having made his Rangers debut on the final day of the 2021-22 season as a substitute in a 3-1 win away at Hearts.

Great move

If there is genuine interest from the Dutch side, then this would be a sensational move for McCausland and Rangers as a club that will have many benefits for all parties.

De Graafschap will be getting a very talented player who is eager to make an impact on senior football while he can gain valuable experience of not only a competitive league but a different style of football and life.

He is going to gain so much from that experience if he goes and he would return to Ibrox as a completely new man, ready to make an impact in the Rangers first team.

Should any potential loan go well, the club would also be able to create a very profitable relationship with De Graafschap that would not only see more youngsters potentially leave but any promising players in Holland come the other way to Glasgow.

Much like Vitesse once were with Chelsea, we could find ourselves a feeder club in Europe without necessarily signing a constricting agreement.

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