Rangers boss Warburton discusses potential loan deals for Ryan Hardie and Jordan Thompson

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Rangers have a collection of talented youngsters who could head out on loan.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has discussed with a press conference the possibility that some of the Gers youngsters will head out on loan, having fallen further down the pecking order at the end of the January transfer window.

Warburton said: “Those boys are at that point of getting the balance right. They benefit from the experience of the first-team, they train every day with the first-team, but at the same time they need to go out and play regular football. So it is just getting the balance right, and we will look at each case as it comes through.”

Warburton was speaking when asked specifically about Ryan Hardie and Jordan Thompson, who have featured sparingly for the Rangers first-team this season.

They are considered the better talents in the Gers set-up, and whilst it is good to feature occasionally for Warburton’s side whilst training every day at Murray Park, they need to be playing more football on a consistent basis.

This is only possible by heading out from Ibrox on loan, and the duo certainly have the reputation to be interesting some League One and Two teams.

Thompson arrived at Ibrox in the summer with a big reputation, and Hardie proved his goalscoring ability last season in the Championship.

Warburton has admitted that the duo - as well as other young players - need to head out on loan and play regular football in the coming weeks.

The emergency loan window offers Rangers the chance to loan out a selection of their young players, and it would not be a surprise to see either Hardie or Thompson head out from Ibrox in the coming weeks.

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