Josh McPake has certainly made a positive impact whilst with League Two side Harrogate Town, whilst on loan from Scottish giants Rangers.
The 19-year-old signed for the Sulphurites back in January 2021, and has gone on to score four goals in 23 appearances for them, whilst also playing his part in the club’s recent win over Concord Rangers, as they won the FA Trophy Final at Wembley last weekend.
McPake is set to return to Ibrox in the summer, and it remains to be seen as to whether he has a long-term future with the Scottish side, with his current contract not set to expire until the summer of 2022.
The 19-year-old has also been attracting interest from the likes of QPR and Bristol City in the past, and it’ll be interesting to see whether of the interested parties will submit a formal bid for his services heading into the transfer window.
Speaking in a recent interview (quotes sourced from the Glasgow Evening Times), McPake revealed that Rangers have been keeping a close eye on his development whilst with Harrogate Town, before admitting that there will be talks with the Scottish giants over his future at Ibrox.
“Rangers have kept a close eye on me and I really appreciate it.
“It’s good to know they are still looking after me so I will be back in for pre-season and I’m sure we will have some conversations about the future.
“They’ve told me to keep doing what I’m doing.”
McPake will be hoping he can finish this year’s campaign strongly with Harrogate Town, as they return to action for their final match of the 2020/21 season, when they take on
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It’s going to be an interesting summer transfer window ahead for McPake.
He’s impressed me in his loan spell with Harrogate Town, and I’m not surprised to hear that clubs in the Championship are keen on reaching an agreement with him heading into the 2021/22 campaign.
I think Bristol City and QPR will submit their offers for McPake in the summer transfer window, as he’s a player that could be worth the punt for a club in the second-tier.
With only one year left on his current deal with Rangers, it wouldn’t come as much of a shock to see him depart on a permanent basis ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.