Josh McPake excited to get going at Prenton Park

Tranmere Rovers has announced the signing of Josh McPake on loan from Rangers until the end of the season.

The highly-rated 20-year-old winger recently signed an extended contract at Ibrox. 

He previously enjoyed a stint at Harrogate Town in the 2020/21 season and put in an impressive performance against Rovers at Prenton Park, scoring the opening goal.

McPake has also represented Scotland from U17 to U19 levels and made his professional debut for Rangers in a Europa League qualifying match. 

Manager Micky Mellon said, “We’re delighted to sign Josh. We felt that we needed more competition and quality on top of what we already have.

“We need as many options as possible to try and win games and Josh brings us that. He’s a very talented lad and we’re very pleased that Rangers have allowed him to come to us. 

“Building relationships with clubs like Rangers is one way we believe we can keep moving things forward.

“He’s played for Scotland at all levels except senior level and Rangers rate him very very highly. He comes into a group which is building strong foundations and we want to keep adding to that and strengthening that.”

After signing on loan, McPake said, “I’m absolutely delighted to join the club. I’ve met everyone and got to know everyone so far so I’m really excited.

“It’s a massive club and the fan base was a major factor in my decision as well as the promotion push that we’re on. The Club is going in the right direction so it was an easy choice. 

“I’m a quick, tricky and direct winger and I just want to create, assist and score goals. I had a few choices but the promotion push is what I want for my career so I don’t think there’s a better place to come.”

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