By Sam Stone

31st Jan, 2023 | 9:44pm

Rangers expected to reject St Mirren loan bid for Alex Lowry

It’s “highly unlikely” Alex Lowry will depart Rangers on loan despite late interest from St Mirren, according to The Athletic’s Jordan Campbell.

According to the Scottish Sun (15:53 on 31 January), the Buddies launched a deadline-day attempt to land the talented 19-year-old on a temporary agreement.

However, Campbell has since revealed an Ibrox exit is now extremely unlikely as the deadline approaches.

“Highly unlikely Alex Lowry leaves Rangers on loan now,” said Campbell (via Twitter, 31 January).

“Beale’s comments clearly an attempt to cajole more from him and get the penny to drop re certain aspects of his game. He’s got all the talent needed to be a top player so hopefully, he can force his way in.”

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It wasn’t a surprise to hear of interest in the 19-year-old – and there’s no doubt that he can make an impact in the second half of the campaign. Rangers have added to their attacking midfield options but the fixtures will come thick and fast for Michael Beale’s side.

They still have plenty of Scottish Premiership fixtures to complete and also commitments in the Scottish cup. Beale clearly rates the talented youngster and it will be a good experience for Lowery to fight for a place in the first eleven.

Potentially in the summer, a loan move could be lined up if he doesn’t see an increased amount of gametime in the second half of the campaign.

The Rangers boss will be largely content with his summer business after the Light Blues managed to finalise a deal for Standard Liege midfielder Nicolas Raskin. The 21-year-old arrives at Ibrox after being highly sought after by clubs across the continent.

In other Rangers news, one Bears star has taken to social media to mock criticism from a Sky Sports pundit