A decision has been made on Rangers forward Josh McPake’s future at Ibrox…
According to Football Insider, the Gers have decided to cash in on the young winger this summer because of his struggles out on loan this season.
The report claims that the 20-year-old has been told he will be free to find a new club at the end of the campaign, with the Glasgow giants looking to offload him on a permanent basis. He has two years left on his current contract with the club and it remains to be seen how much they will want for his services.
Gio van Bronckhorst must brutally axe the attacker from the club this summer, as he has been nowhere near good enough out on loan at Tranmere this term.
He has played 13 games in League Two since making the switch to the Merseyside club and has failed to make a significant impact on the pitch. The winger has contributed one goal and zero assists in the English fourth tier whilst averaging an underwhelming SofaScore rating of 6.62.
McPake has created zero ‘big chances’ and made a measly 0.3 key passes per game, to go along with his solitary league goal. This shows that he has been abysmal in an attacking sense, as he has not been able to score or create on a regular basis, which is what wingers are in the team to do.
Off the ball, he has also struggled badly. He has lost 62% of his duels in League Two so far as he has been outmuscled in the majority of his battles, whilst averaging just 1.4 tackles and interceptions per game. This shows that he has been a lightweight for Tranmere, as he has not been able to hold his own from a physical standpoint.
Harrogate manager Simon Weaver previously dubbed him “too hot to handle” but the 20-year-old has not been at his best anywhere near as much as required this season.
McPake has not shown enough to suggest that he will be able to make the grade at Ibrox, and this is why Van Bronckhorst must brutally axe him from the club. The winger’s dreadful form for Tranmere in the fourth tier of English football does not bode well for his chances of making an impact in the Premiership or Europa/Champions League, and now is the perfect time for Rangers to cash in on him with two years left on his contract, instead of waiting and losing him for nothing.