Rangers Loan Report: McAusland scores & Raith fans want more McKay

Kyle McAusland, courtesy of Derek Watt

Kyle McAusland, Brechin City

McAusland torched his former team by lashing in the second goal of the match as Brechin City defeated Ayr United 2-0.  The keeper could only get a touch on McAusland’s shot as he charged up the left side after Andy Jackson was sprung by a giveaway & drove the play forward.  McAusland nearly set up another goal, this time from his more customary right flank, as he launched a cross into the box from the touchline that Ayr was fortunate to clear.

Kyle McAusland, courtesy of Derek Watt

Robbie Crawford, Morton

After a strong start to his loan with Morton, Crawford’s play has dipped leading to him being relegated to the bench in Morton’s 2-1 victory ver Dunfermline.  Crawford did make it off the sideline & entered the match in the 57th minute.

Barrie McKay, Raith Rovers

McKay started & went 72 minutes before being substituted for Ryan Conroy.  The departure of McKay was met by boos from the Raith supporters as fans were dismayed by their manager, Grant Murray, taking off one of team’s few bright spots in the match.  McKay had set up Rovers only goal in the 1-1 draw with Alloa Athletic.  The 19-year old had sent in a cross from the left wing that was deftly headed home by Grant Anderson.

According to the club’s official website, “It was perhaps fitting that those two Rovers players should link up to provide the equaliser, as their frequent exchange of patrols on the flanks had, unlike most of Rovers’ play up to that point, given the Alloa defence something to concern themselves with.”

“McKay, buoyed by his assist with the Rovers goal, then tried his luck with an audacious attempt from fully thirty yards, but the winger’s accuracy deserted him and the shot flew well wide of the target.”

McKay has really thrived with the opportunity presented to him by Raith Rovers & has already expressed a desire to stay if he’s got little chance at playing time with Rangers.

Luca Gasparotto, Airdrieonians

Went the full 90 minutes in Airdrie’s 2-2 draw with Stirling Albion.  It was Gasparotto who instigated Airdrie’s equalizer as his header was saved by Stirling’s goalie & then Marc Fitzgerald picked up the rebound & slotted the ball home.

Tom Walsh, Stenhousemuir

Walsh started & went the distance in Stenny’s 2-1 loss to Peterhead.  It was Walsh’s cross that set up Stenhousemuir’s only goal.

Calum Gallagher, courtesy of FFC

Calum Gallagher, Cowdenbeath

Played the full 90 minutes in Cowdenbeath’s embarrassing 6-0 loss to Falkirk.

Craig Halkett, Clyde

Missed another match due to an injury picked up a couple of weeks ago.

Danny Stoney, Stranraer

Got the start & played 72 minutes before being subbed out in a 1-1 tie with Forfar Athletic.  Forfar scored in the first minute of the match, but Stoney nearly equalized a few minutes later but his shot was saved.  Stoney had an active first half – earning a couple of free kicks & managing another shot at goal.

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