Barrie McKay the latest young player loaned out

Barrie McKay, courtesy of Mark Runnacles (Getty Images)’

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.

 

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5 thoughts on “Barrie McKay the latest young player loaned out

  1. If they are not playing it is a good idea to get McKay and the 6 others out on loan , especially those who have gone to other Championship clubs.These guys have hardly played a competitive game all season , even at U20s.Go out , get experience , impress and come back ready to play boys .Good Luck to them all.

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  2. McKay has the talent and for me should be in the Rangers match day squads. its an incredible decision letting this wee lad go. he has an abundance of talent in the attacking third of the pitch. angry and baffled at this one by McCoist.

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  3. I would love one of these over paid journos to ask McCoist directly what is the problem with Barrie .He played well pre season in the Highlands , got praised and then dropped from the squad for the USA tour.Makes you think it must be something off the park ,but if so, I would like to know what it is.

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  4. So now Ally is penny pinching ?previously he was overspending .The guy can`t win .If he has managed to get young players out getting experience and getting some of their wages paid that actually is a good thing .Chelsea have 26 players out on loan , why do you think they are doing it ?

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