Could Stefan Marinovic see Jak Alnwick finally seal Rangers exit?

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scottish Premiership chasers Rangers are taking New Zealand goalkeeper Marinovic on trial, which could allow Alnwick to stay at Scunthorpe United

Jak Alnwick of Scunthorpe United during The Emirates FA Cup Second Round game between Shrewsbury Town and Scunthorpe United at Greenhous Meadow on December 2, 2018 in Shrewsbury, England.

Jak Alnwick has suggested that he has little interest in returning to his Ibrox purgatory after starring on loan at Scunthorpe United.

Speaking to BBC Radio Humberside (14 December, 2:00pm), the Rangers loanee insisted that he was loving life at Glanford Park and could consider the chance to stay at the League One side should the opportunity arrive.

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“I would love to stay but it is dependent on the club here if they want to keep me,” said Alnwick, who joined Rangers from Port Vale for £250,000.

“If everything comes together, then hopefully I can stay.”

 

Now, it seems that Rangers have opened the door for Alnwick to stay at Scunthorpe, at least until the end of the season and possibly longer.

Speaking to Sky Sports, manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that New Zealand international Stefan Marinovic is on trial at Ibrox. The 27-year-old, who plies his trade in the MLS with Vancouver Whitecaps, could earn a contract with the Scottish Premiership giants should he impress.

Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic (1) in the first half of an MLS match between the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Sporting Kansas City on April 20, 2018 at Children's Mercy Park...

And, if Marinovic does arrive, he will join Allan McGregor and Wes Foderingham in Rangers’ goalkeeping ranks.

This, therefore, is good news for Alnwick if he wants to make a home for himself at Glanford Park. After 18 months warming the bench in Glasgow, the former Newcastle United youngster is certainly benefiting from some much needed game-time.

Jak Alnwick of Scunthorpe United during the Sky Bet League One match between Scunthorpe United and Peterborough United at Glanford Park on October 13, 2018 in Scunthorpe, United Kingdom.

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