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Rangers attacker emerges as target for EFL duo

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League One sides Bristol Rovers and Doncaster Rovers are among a host of clubs that have made enquiries for Rangers winger Josh McPake, according to reports from Football Insider.

The 17-year-old is highly regarded by those at Ibrox, and was rewarded with a new long-term contract in the summer after winning the club’s Academy Player of the Year award at the end of last season.

The attacker attracted interest from the likes of Liverpool and AS Roma in the summer, but stayed with his boyhood club and made his first-team debut for Steven Gerrard’s side against St Joseph’s FC last month in a Europa League qualifier.

But the young winger could now be set to leave Ibrox on loan before the end of the transfer window, with clubs from League One still allowed to bring in new faces on loan until the end of the month.

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Bristol Rovers and Doncaster are understood to have made enquiries for McPake, with Ross County and St Johnstone also believed be interested in the exciting winger.

Doncaster were believed to be close on signing another talented young player on loan from Ibrox in the summer, but Glenn Middleton’s move to the Keepmoat was put on hold following the departure of manager Grant McCann to Hull City.

The Verdict

McPake is a real talent, and it would be a massive coup for either Bristol Rovers or Doncaster if they were to go out and grab him on loan before the transfer window closes.

After failing to re-sign Mallik Wilks from Leeds, Doncaster are in need of a new attacking player after also missing out on Middleton, and McPake could be a really good addition for them.

He can play on either flank and or even play up top, meaning that he could suit their 4-3-3 system really well indeed.

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