Rangers Loan Report: A goal & an injury for Rangers prospect

Calum Gallagher, courtesy of QOSFC

Calum Gallagher, Cowdenbeath

Scored the opening goal in Cowdenbeath’s 2-1 victory over Queen of the South.  The tally broke Queen of the South’s impressive shutout run of 430 minutes (including 90 against Rangers).  It was Gallagher’s fifth goal in ten matches for the Blue Brazil.  He has clearly flourished while being allowed to play in his customary role as a forward.  Unfortunately Gallagher had to leave the match through injury in the 47th minute.  No word, as of now, on the severity of the injury.

Barrie McKay, courtesy of Tony Fimister

Barrie McKay, Raith Rovers

Scored Raith Rovers only goal & played the full 90 minutes in a 3-1 loss to Hibernian.  It was McKay’s second goal in eleven appearances while on loan with Rovers.  The youngster has been one of the club’s most important players this season & they are likely to look to extend the loan.  McKay has stated that he would prefer to stay out on loan, if it means he actually gets to play this season.


Kyle McAusland, Brechin City

Played the full 90 minutes in Brechin City’s 2-0 victory over Stenhousemuir.  Again he played in a midfield role, where he has thrived against the League One competition. McAusland has scored three goals in eleven appearances so far this season.

Tom Walsh, Stenhousemuir

Started the match & played 62 minutes before being subbed out in the loss to Brechin City.  Walsh nearly put Stenhousemuir ahead in the opening minutes, forcing the keeper to save his long range effort.  He has tallied one goal in his nine matches after overcoming an issues with a lingering injury early on.

Danny Stoney, Stranraer

Came on as a substitute in the 79th minute in Stranraer’s 1-0 victory over Dunfermline Athletic.  The 18 year old has been used mainly as a sub in his twelve appearances so far this season.  In those games, he has only started three times.  He has scored two goals in 468 minutes, meaning he has scored 0.38 goals per 90 minutes – a respectable output given his lack of starts.

Robbie Crawford, Morton

Crawford’s struggles continued as he was an unused sub in Morton’s 1-0 loss to Peterhead.  He has made eleven appearances this season & often has been forced to play in a left midfield role, rather than his more natural central role due to injuries.  Much of his dip in form has been attributed to playing out of his comfort zone.  

Luca Gasparotto, courtesy of FAFC

Luca Gasparotto, Airdrie

Played the full 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Forfar Athletic.  His aerial prowess created a couple of opportunities on goal – one being a header cleared off the line by a Forfar defender, the other being a knock-down off of a corner that a Diamond sent thrusting into the cross bar.  The 19-year old has been a constant presence in Airdire’s lineup, featuring in twelve matches & not missing a minute in that time.  He has scored two goals & has yet to be booked.  The Diamonds have allowed one or less goals in seven of the twelve matches Gasparotto has started.

Craig Halkett, Clyde

Started & went the full 90 minutes in Clyde’s 3-1 victory over East Fife.  After a couple of battles with injuries, Halkett has made nine appearances on this loan spell & has yet to be booked.


One thought on “Rangers Loan Report: A goal & an injury for Rangers prospect

  1. McKay , Gallacher ,McAusland and Gasparotto must return in January and be in the team .Fresh legs , pace and enthusiasm could help ignite some of the under achievers.The other boys are a bit younger so staying on loan will help them .Crawford is a puzzle,good wee player, perhaps a change of loan club may help him.


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