We’ve had a LOT of feedback over the Niko Katic story, hell one user actively sought us out to tell us off over the thing.
Yes, it was indeed sourced from a red top and we were adamantly clear about that, but the subsequent information ‘disputing’ the story has in fact only reinforced it.
Katic himself published a ‘defiant’ photo of himself in the shirt celebrating, hinting he wanted more of this in the future, but the original story claiming he was finished at the club after a meeting with Ross Wilson might not have been the full picture.
His agent did indeed meet Rangers’ Director of Football and the Croat’s future was discussed, and it’s emerged his exit from Rangers would be a loan.
Now, read that again. Loan.
Now, once again – remind us of all the Rangers players under this manager who have returned from a loan and become a mainstay in the first team.
Hell, name one who’s returned from a loan to even be a regular on the bench and gets lots of minutes.
It doesn’t happen under Stevie, for better/worse/right/wrong. And Katic is unlikely to be different no matter how much we all want him to succeed and how much we rate him.
The boy is fit. COMPLETELY fit. Why would he need a loan when he’s ready to play? And more pertinently, why is Jack Simpson preferred?
Because he just is.
Katic could be the rare exception to the loan rule under Stevie, but we can’t see it.