Rangers loanee Jak Alnwick opens up on Scunthorpe struggles

Rangers fans are seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Jak Alnwick is on loan at League One Scunthorpe United after growing frustrated at Glasgow Rangers.

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.

Rangers goalkeeper Jak Alnwick has opened up about his ‘tough time’ at Scunthorpe United, with The Iron in danger of relegation from League One in the final few weeks of the season, while speaking to the club’s official website.

Alnwick swapped Ibrox for Glanford Park on a 12-month deal last summer after struggling for game time in Glasgow.

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The former Newcastle United youngster spent much of his time at Rangers warming the bench and fell even further down the pecking order once veteran Allan McGregor returned on a free transfer from Hull City.

 

While Alnwick has impressed by and large in Scunthorpe colours, he has been unable to keep the club from falling into a relegation battle.

With five games remaining, Scunthorpe are just two points above the drop zone and they sacked manager Stuart McCall earlier this week. No wonder Alnwick admits that things have not been easy of late.

“It is a tough time. We’re at the stage where we have to bounce back,” said Alnwick, who joined Rangers from Port Vale for £250,000 (Daily Record).

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.

“We cannot keep saying that we need a win, we need to start acting on it.

“It is all well and good training well and putting in performances, but at this stage we need points on the board. It is down to us to put those things right.”

It remains to be seen whether relegation to League Two would impact Scunthorpe’s chances of signing Alnwick on a permanent deal this summer.

Scunthorpe United's Jak Alnwick 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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