By Saikat Mandal

27th Jul, 2022 | 4:40pm

Rangers youngster Charlie McCann opens up on Ibrox plans

Rangers youngster Charlie McCann has suggested that he is not looking to move away from Ibrox in the summer on loan.

The 20-year-old midfielder made four substitute appearances for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side, and he is determined to build on last season.

McCann, who scored in the pre-season friendly against Blackpool, is hoping to get more games next season.

“There’s always an option of that. But at the minute I’m looking at staying and trying to push for a spot in the team this season,” said McCann, as quoted by The Scottish Sun (27 July).

“I think you’ve got to take it as it comes and see day to day what happens, but I want to build on last season.

“I broke through a little bit last season towards the end. Hopefully this season I can break through a bit more.

“Being in and around it every day, you’ve got to make yourself feel you’re part of it. You’ve got to buy into it. I think I’m definitely trying that.”

Dilemma

Van Bronckhorst is the kind of manager who has shown a willingness to give chances to young talents at the club.

McCann is an exciting young talent who is hoping to make a breakthrough for the senior side.

Ideally, the Dutchman would love to provide him game time, especially in domestic cup games. But will that be enough for his growth and development?

Rangers have a wealth of options in midfield, and McCann cannot expect to get regular games though.

A loan move probably is ideal for him, it could be at a Scottish club or in English football.

There is no better alternative for progress than playing regularly. At Rangers, he will get to train alongside top players, which is great, but getting to play regularly is a different experience.

At the same time, Van Bronckhorst will be pleased with the attitude the youngster has shown. He is already keen to fight for his place, which shows he is determined to make an impact.

In other Rangers news, Ross Wilson now has names lined up just in case Alfredo Morelos seals his exit this summer