Barrie McKay has been cast aside ever since his bright debut back in 2012-13. After failing to secure a place in Ally McCoist’s plans for 2013-14, he was loaned out to Morton. It was a mixed experience for McKay as his performances were inconsistent & there were grumblings that he had a poor disposition while playing for the dismal Morton side that was relegated to League One.
But at least he was playing. After making 41 appearances for Rangers in all competitions in 2012-13, he only got 65 minutes of first team football for Rangers last season. The trend looked to continue in 2014-15, as McKay is clearly not in McCoist’s immediate plans this season.
So with all that considered – Rangers have decided to loan McKay to Raith Rovers until January. McKay joins a team that is currently tied with Rangers in the early Championship standings. Raith Rovers have won three of their first four matches & are currently three points behind league leaders Hearts after a month of league football.
It will be curious to see what role McKay plays with Rovers – if he is inserted in the lineup right away or if he is utilized more as a ‘super sub.’ Either way it was his only chance of first team football early on in this new season.
McKay is the seventh Rangers youngster sent out on loan today.