By Joe Ellis

29th Jul, 2022 | 8:22pm

Rangers starlet Ross McCausland on radar of swarm of EFL clubs

There are a swarm of English Football League clubs hoping to sign Rangers starlet Ross McCausland this summer, according to Daily Record.

The 19-year-old was one of the stars of the Light Blues’ B team as they finished second in the Lowland League last season and he now could be heading out on loan if a bid comes in.

The Daily Record [29 July, 7:51pm] believe that the four clubs interested in McCausland are Leyton Orient, Wimbledon, Crawley Town and Doncaster Rovers who all play in League Two.

Earlier in pre-season, the teenager spent a week on trial at Dutch outfit De Graafschap and played in a friendly against Willem II but they opted not to extend that stay any longer.

He also made his debut for the Bears’ senior team last season on the final day of the Premiership campaign with Giovanni van Bronckhorst shuffling his pack ahead of two finals in the week after.

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No matter which League Two clubs he ends up playing for, it will be a good move for him to go and get regular football away from Ibrox.

Despite looking reasonably good when he played against Hearts at the end of last season, McCausland was never going to force his way into van Bronckhorst’s starting Xi this season and especially after Rabbi Matondo signed for the Bears earlier in the window.

He shouldn’t be the only youngster who leaves Auchenhowie for a season on loan at either an English or Scottish club because there are many who need that exposure to senior football at a high level.

Playing in the Lowland League is all well and good for the B team but that is only the fifth tier of Scottish football and the jump from that to the Premiership and European football is drastic and further steps are required before he can be fully ready.

In other Rangers news, Nikola Katic’s future appears to have been decided as van Bronkhorst revealed talks behind the scenes with the Croatian.