Former Glasgow Rangers striker and coach Jonatan Johansson has been handed his first managerial role following his summer exit from Ibrox.
A quick look at the number of tweets sent by Rangers fans in response to the news that Jonatan Johansson has today been appointed Morton boss will tell you that the large majority of the Ibrox faithful are keen to see the Finn do well during his time in charge of the Scottish Championship side.
Johansson has served as a player and coach at Rangers, so it would hardly be a surprise if he looks to the Gers when his first window comes around in a few months time.
With that in mind, here are perhaps three youngsters that the Light Blues should consider looking to loan to Morton in January now that Johansson is at the helm…
Kyle Bradley was threatening to force his way into the first-team picture at Rangers in pre-season, with Steven Gerrard handing the youngster a couple of chances as he continued to work on putting his new look back-line together. But with Gareth McAuley and Joe Worrall recently arriving to put pressure on Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic, Bradley is arguably slightly unlucky as he appears to be relying on development squad games for minutes for the time-being. He could add depth to a Morton side that cannot afford to lose too many defenders to injury as it currently stands.
Myles Beerman is one of the academy prospects at Rangers who did seal a loan move during the summer window, with the left-back joining Birkirkara until December. Beerman has a handful of first-team appearances under his belt, but appears to have lost his way in recent times. With his contract expiring next summer, he surely needs to be playing at a higher level than the Maltese top flight if he hopes to earn another deal at Ibrox.
Serge Atakayi is another youngster who featured for the first-team in pre-season but he is yet to make his senior debut in a competitive game. Johansson’s countryman would surely benefit from getting some first-team football, and there may not be too many better managers to work with than the Morton boss given he knows what it takes to try and make the grade at Ibrox.