Rangers loanee Zak Rudden is getting noticed thanks to outstanding form

Rangers fans pour out of the stand onto the pitch as Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game with his team mates during the Ladbrokes Scottish...

Zak Rudden is on loan at Falkirk from Rangers but will he be starring at Ibrox in 2019?

Steven Gerrard is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

With Alfredo Morelos being sent off for the third time this season against Aberdeen on Wednesday and Kyle Lafferty without a goal since September, Rangers’ budding young strikers will be hoping that they will get their chance over the festive period or in the New Year.

Zak Rudden has scored seven goals in 11 games during a short-term loan spell at Falkirk while Dapo Mebude has been earning rave reviews for his eye-catching displays for the Rangers reserves.

And Andy Dallas also sent Steven Gerrard a reminder of his qualities with a clinical hat-trick in the 5-0 U20 thrashing of Kilmarnock this week – a display that had youth team coach Graeme Murty singing his praises and saying he was doing ‘remarkably well’.

 

But who is the most exciting of the three? Rudden could certainly claim it’s him after his two goal performance in the 3-2 win at Inverness at the weekend.

The 18-year-old was rewarded with a place in the SPFL Team of the Week, edging out Morelos despite the Colombian netting his 17th goal of the campaign in Sunday’s 2-1 win at Hearts.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game with his team mates during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox...

And the praise for Rudden continues to roll in. The teenager has also been nominated for November’s Goal of the Month award for a stunning long-range striker against Dunfermline.

With his loan spell at Falkirk ending in January, Rudden’s outstanding form has surely given Gerrard food for thought.

Zak Rudden of Rangers celebrates after scoring a goal in the second half of the game during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6, 2018 in Glasgow,...

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