Wilson must ditch 21yo Rangers dud who was “too hot to handle” after transfer decision – opinion

An update has emerged on Glasgow Rangers and their transfer plans for academy forward Josh McPake…

What’s the talk?

According to Football Insider, the Light Blues are weighing up their options with the young winger as they attempt to part ways with the 21-year-old.

The report claims that they wanted to cash in on the forward in the January transfer window but no concrete offers came to the negotiating table.

It is stated that terminating his contract and paying him off is one of the ways they could go about moving him on after the window slammed shut last week.

Ditch him

The Light Blues have already decided that they do not see a future for McPake at Ibrox and terminating his contract, which would free him up to find a new permanent home, in the coming months could be a good solution for all parties.

Ross Wilson must reach an agreement to mutually end the dud’s deal as it currently has 18 months left to run and his time out on loan at Queen’s Park this season does not suggest that he is going to break into Michael Beale’s first team in that time.

The winger has reportedly had discipline issues off the pitch and has not done enough in the final third to make up for any problems that he has outside of matches.

In 20 Championship matches for Queen’s Park, McPake has scored two goals and provided three assists from out wide, an indication that the gem has struggled to consistently make an impact.

His form in the second tier of Scottish football comes after the forward scored one goal and failed to assist any in 19 appearances in League One and League Two in England during loan spells with Morecambe and Tranmere.

During his time in League One, the 21-year-old averaged a Sofascore rating of 6.46 and lost 62% of his individual duels – a score that left him 30th in the Morecambe squad.

McPake, who Harrogate manager Simon Weaver once described as too hot to handle“, has not done enough in his last three loan spells to suggest that the gem has a long-term future at Rangers, given his lack of end product and poor standard of performance, coupled with his disciplinary issues this term. 

Therefore, Wilson must brutally ditch the academy product, whether that comes in the next few weeks or in the summer transfer window, to put an end to his Ibrox stories, so that both parties can move on.


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