Rangers' Jak Alnwick reacts on Twitter to loan extension; fans respond

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.

Glasgow Rangers goalkeeper Jak Alnwick will spend the rest of the season away from Ibrox.

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 taken to Twitter to express his excitement after it was announced that the Rangers goalkeeper has extended his loan spell for the rest of the season.

Following Allan McGregor's Ibrox return in the summer, Alnwick left the Gers to join Scunthorpe United on a loan deal that was initially scheduled to end this month.

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However, the Iron have now announced on their official website that they have agreed a deal with Steven Gerrard's side and Alnwick will remain with the League One outfit for the rest of the campaign.

Alnwick's stock has arguably risen during his time away from Glasgow. The Englishman performed well whenever he was given a chance for the Gers, but his spell with Scunthorpe has probably done a better job of highlighting his potential given that he has featured regularly at Glanford Park.

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.

There are surely still some question marks regarding whether he has a long-term future at Ibrox. McGregor is perhaps playing as well as he ever has done, and Wes Foderingham is a fantastic understudy to have. 

But if Alnwick continues to impress while away and Foderingham perhaps decides to seek a new challenge, then you would imagine that he could well be McGregor's backup stopper next season.

Jak Alnwick of Rangers arrives at the stadium prior to the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

For now though, Alnwick has tweeted about the loan extension, and his comments and the club's announcement have prompted a number of Scunthorpe fans to respond.

Here is Alnwick's tweet as well as some of the responses...

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