By Sam Stone

9th Nov, 2022 | 8:47am

View: Alex Lowry should look for January loan move away from Rangers

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is a man under pressure right now and his handling of one Rangers youngster is currently doing the Dutchman no favours.

Alex Lowry is one of the most exciting youth prospects to come through the Light Blues academy in recent years. The 19-year-old has represented Scotland at youth level and has only ever been a shining light during his cameos in the Gers’ first team.

Two goals and two assists in six appearances for van Bronckhorst’s side is excellent going from the youngster and it’s baffling as to why the Dutchman has not selected Lowry for his latest squad.

Lowry is coming back from an injury, but considering the pressure the Rangers boss is under at the moment, throwing a youngster into contention would certainly see him win some of the Ibrox crowd back.

The Rangers boss has recently said (The Athletic, 8 November): “I can only pick 20, it’s very simple. It’s a long time ago last season. He’s been out for how many months? Every player who is in the 20-man squad deserves to be in that squad.”

How van Bronckhorst can say 20 of Rangers’ current crop of players are ahead of Lowry in the pecking order is remarkable. This is a Rangers side which has just lost 2-1 away at St Johnstone. There are currently barely eleven players who are more deserving of a place in the Gers’ squad than Lowry.

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If the Rangers boss is still in charge in January, then the youngster must do all he can to push for a move away from Ibrox to gain more first-team experience.

In other Rangers news, The club cannot afford to mishandle Cole McKinnon.