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Stuart McCall comments on Rangers-owned Jak Alnwick

General view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers won't be recalling Jak Alnwick it seems.

Cedric Kipre of Motherwell has his shot saved well by Jak Alnwick of Rangers during the Betfred Cup Semi Final at Hampden Park on October 22, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Staurt McCall has told The Grimsby Telegraph that he's confident of keeping Rangers goalkeeper Jak Alnwick until the end of the season.

The addition of Allan McGregor last summer forced third-choice stopper Alnwick to quit Rangers.

He joined the League One side on a temporary basis and has been in excellent form in recent months, though his loan agreement has technically expired now.

Gers boss Steven Gerrard doesn't need the Englishman back at Ibrox by virtue of the fact that Wes Foderingham is playing second fiddle to the brilliant McGregor.

 

And McCall reveals that Rangers have indicated to him that they're happy for the 25-year-old to stay with his side beyond this month.

"The feedback we are getting is that they are quite happy with Jak staying on loan until the end of the season," he told The Grimsby Telegraph.

“I was speaking to Jak the other day and he is more than happy to stay and we are more than happy with him."

Long term it seems very unlikely that Alnwick has a future with the Premiership title challengers.

Gerrard does need a younger goalkeeper than McGregor, considering the Scot turns 37 at the end of this month, but is Alnwick the answer? Probably not.

He joined Rangers two years ago but only managed six Premiership appearances.

Jak Alnwick of Rangers saves from Conor Sammon of Partick Thistle during the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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