By George Overhill

26th Jul, 2022 | 3:10pm

Rangers winger Ross McCausland wanted by trio of English clubs

Three clubs in England are queueing up to take Rangers winger Ross McCausland on loan this summer, according to the Daily Record.

The 19-year-old signed a new three-year deal at Ibrox in September, and made his first team debut as a substitute for Amad Diallo in the late season victory over Hearts.

He is thought of highly in Glasgow and has been training with the first team squad under Giovanni van Bronckhorst over the closed season, but may now be sent out on loan for more experience.

AFC Wimbledon, Crawley Town and Doncaster Rovers, all in fourth-tier League Two in England would all like to land the young attacker after he completed a training period at De Graafschap in July where he featured in the preseason.

According to the Record, the Gers have not yet decided on his future and are currently considering their options with the Northern Ireland under-21 international.

Decision time

League Two south of the border might not be up to the standard that the Bears first team is going to require, especially if they make it into the Champions League, but first team football has to be the priority currently.

Unless van Bronckhorst sees a way for him to get some of that at Ibrox this season it seems pretty likely that one of the three interested parties will get their wish.

There has been an influx of first-team options arrive at the club in those areas during the transfer window, in the form of Tom Lawrence and Rabbi Matondo above all.

Therefore, even allowing for Joe Aribo’s departure, it would likely be a struggle for McCausland to get the game time he needs at his age if he is going to kick on.

With Ryan Kent still in situ, Scott Wright available and Ianis Hagi due back at some point there is an abundance of wide men at the club, even before fellow youngster Alex Lowry is considered, who surely is in line for greater opportunities in the new season.

The rise of Lowry shows that the club need to maintain a focus on the academy talent so they don’t necessarily have to turn to the transfer market as much, so managing McCausland’s development properly is important.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has assessed the bumper transfer window at Ibrox and decided the club may have been weakened.