With the traffic jam currently in Rangers corps of forwards – with the likes of Kris Boyd, Kenny Miller, Nicky Clark, & soon Jon Daly all vying for playing time – it was inevitable that the club would have to loan out some of its younger forwards in order to see first team action.
Calum Gallagher is a player that many fans are clamoring to see more of. The 19-year old captured the imaginations of supporters in his bright & direct play last season – scoring one goal in the 142 minutes of action that he saw. Early in the pre-season, he flashed that positive play again but soon took a back seat to the veterans who needed playing time to get fit for the new season.
On Saturday, it was confirmed that Gallagher will join fellow Championship side – Cowdenbeath on a short-term loan that will expire in January. You would expect Gallagher to walk straight into the starting eleven for a club that is off to a dismal start to the season. Currently last in the table, Cowdenbeath only have one point after four matches & have only scored four goals, while conceding ten.
Stranraer also announced that they are taking on a youngster from Ibrox, as Danny Stoney has joined the club on loan. There was no mention of how long the loan is for.
Stoney has developed a reputation of being a real sniper as he has risen up Rangers’ youth ranks.
Stranraer has yet to win a match this season in League One, after finishing third last season. They have two points in four matches & have only scored four goals, while conceding nine.
This sets up to be a fine opportunity for the young Stoney to see if he can transfer his goal scoring abilities at a more competitive & as we learned last year – more physical level of football.