19-year-old Plymouth Argyle striker Zak Rudden, who has been on loan at the club from Scottish Premiership side Rangers, hasn’t had the easiest season out on loan in League Two so far this season.
Rudden has appeared 13 times for the Pilgrims and scored two goals as he continues to adapt to men’s football, ready for a future place in the squad of Steven Gerrard’s Rangers at Ibrox.
However, fresh transfer talk surrounding the Pilgrims will be worrying Rangers fans as Carlisle United loanee Olufela Olomola, who is on loan at the club from Scunthorpe United, is being linked with a January move to Home Park.
The point of Rudden being shipped out on loan to Home Park was so that he could get game time with the Pilgrims, as he continues his adjustment to league football following a previous loan spell at Scottish side Falkirk last season.
The 19-year-old has shown potential so far, and could have a part to play for Rangers in the next few years as his development continues, however Rangers supporters won’t want to see their young prospect be pushed further down the pecking order at the League Two side.
Should Rangers recall Rudden in January?
Most Gers supporters will be calling for Gerrard to recall Rudden in January and send him elsewhere if Ryan Lowe did manage to sign Olomola from Scunthorpe, instead of having the young striker being wasted on the bench or be watching from the sidelines every week.
Rangers fans will notice that Rudden wasn’t even included in the Plymouth squad at the weekend for their FA Cup trip to Bolton Wanderers, and the latest transfer talks will only worry the fans at Ibrox more if Rudden continues to not get games before the New Year period.
Any football fan wants to see their young talents get the relevant game-time when out on loan, but if their 19-year-old striker can be of use somewhere else and be at a club where he will get games every week, then Rangers fans will be calling for Rudden to be sent elsewhere, with Plymouth losing a bright talent at the same time.