By Sam Stone

28th Jul, 2022 | 8:30am

Rangers youngster Charlie McCann should seek loan move this summer

Charlie McCann should consider a loan move away from Ibrox despite his intentions to remain at Rangers and fight for first-team football.

McCann said he is “looking at looking at staying and trying to push for spot” in Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s plans for next season (as quoted by The Scottish Sun).

However, the youngster needs to be realistic in terms of what he wants in the upcoming 2022/23 campaign.

McCann has only featured four times for the Gers’ first team and is behind a lot of talent in the van Bronckhorst’s midfield ranks at present.

John Lundstram is a good example for McCann to look at with the 28-year-old spending the early part of his career in the lower divisions in England before making the move to Ibrox.

The same can be said for now departed Joe Aribo, who was a regular for Charlton Athletic in League One in his younger years.

Furthermore, McCann will find himself behind the likes of Glen Kamara, Ryan Jack, Scot Arfield, Steven Davis as well as Lundstram.

Realistically for the 20-year-old, the best he can hope for currently is the odd cup appearance next season.

He is at a stage in his career where featuring regularly is so important for his chances of being a success at Ibrox.

It is good to see the youngster show ambition and confidence in his ability to make an impact at Rangers, but he cannot afford to be sat on the bench for an extended period of time next season.

The Gers’ plethora of midfield talent will certainly have an impact on McCanns first-team chances.

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