Hartlepool United target set to confirm Rangers loan exit
Pools are believed to be one of several clubs interested in the Rangers winger with soccer scotland reporting that the 20-year-old’s status is expected to be revealed this week.
Pools boss Paul Hartley has expressed his desire to bolster the attacking ranks within his squad on several occasions in recent weeks after making his first breakthrough with fellow Rangers winger in Jake Hastie.
Hastie has made a permanent move to the Suit Direct Stadium, but Hartley could well return to the Glasgow club for another one of his hopes.
McPake enjoyed his most productive time away from Ibrox when on loan at Harrogate Town in the second half of the 2020/21 campaign scoring four times in 23 appearances.
The winger, who can operate on both flanks, has had several loan spells away from Rangers including with Dundee, Morecambe and last season with Tranmere Rovers where he made 14 appearances.
The 20-year-old has a long list of admirers with reports suggesting he has sparked interest in his native Scotland with Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Queens Park and Dundee while Pools is part of a League quintet 2 to have been credited with an interest along with Carlisle United, AFC Wimbledon, Stevenage and Crawley Town.
McPake was involved with the Ibrox first team during pre-season training but did not make the trip to Portugal with Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side.
Instead, the winger stayed with the Rangers B team where he scored twice in pre-season friendlies against Elgin City and Glentoran.