Saturday, 16 May 2015

Barrie McKay returns to Rangers

After the excruciating disappointment of the incredibly promising Barrie McKay being farmed out on loan again to Raith Rovers in December last year by then-manager Kenny McDowall, the young winger has been pictured back at Murray Park with Raith Rovers’ season at an end.

Having missed the playoffs, Rovers’ now enter their close season, leaving McKay free to return to his parent club.

With a number of false dawns surrounding McKay’s chances at Ibrox, the hopes are that he gets a chance to finally prove himself long-term, be it under Stuart McCall or anyone else, and be it in the SPL or the Championship.

McKay lit Ibrox up in 2012 when, as a mere 18-year old he promised great things under the-then management of Ally McCoist, before being bizarrely ditched entirely and barely making another appearance again.

McKay said in January:

"I thought I’d have a chance of going back to Rangers but they didn’t want me, they wanted me to extend my loan instead. That’s maybe a wee bit of a concern. I hadn’t really thought much about that but they basically said I was to stay out and keep doing what I’m doing as I’ve been doing well."

Well he is back now, under a regime who have given young players a real chance; the emergence of Walsh, Murdoch and Hardie has been a pleasure to witness, and hopefully McKay will see his involvement increase back in Govan.


  1. That was Mccoist McDowall you were a better player than either AIrd or Crawford but they got chances,Myself I always thought McCoist had something against yourself .good luck too you now .

  2. Give the kid a chance if he deserves it, if not let him go somewhere so he can do what he has to do

  3. great talent great future let it be at Ibrox

  4. Apparently the lad, as good a player as he is has a wee attitude problem. Billy big time!!

  5. To be honest,, Rangers have been missing "attitude" on the park for years,, The boy is Rangers through and through and with the right guidance, he could be a find and a half,, Right now we need Rangers players to fight hard for the jersey,, McKay was one of my favourites to build the foundations for Rangers in the 3rd Division along with the several other youngsters,,McCoist bottled it and bought experience in, because he did/does not have the ability to nuture and develop young players,,,McCoist ruined our youngsters,,, Hopefully McCall can see the potential in Barry and give him a chance,,,the boys got pace,, and if he has attitude,, guide that towards the opposition,, i hope he gets his chance,,

  6. Mmmm is Jig not Rangers through and through, our weakness is not that but....J


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