Scun­thorpe keen to ex­tend Al­nwick loan

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STUART MCCALL hopes Scun­thorpe can strike a deal to re­tain Rangers keeper Jak Al­nwick for the re­main­der of the League One cam­paign.

The English­man has been a key per­former for the Iron since mak­ing the switch from Ibrox in the sum­mer.

And for­mer Light Blues boss McCall is keen to hold on to Al­nwick after his ini­tial loan spell ended fol­low­ing Sat­ur­day’s win at Wal­sall.

McCall said: “We have had lia­sons with Rangers and at the end of the day, it is down to what Rangers want to do.

“Then it is down to what Jak and his rep­re­sen­ta­tives want and then we are third in the peck­ing or­der.

“Rangers are away in Tener­ife at the mo­ment on their win­ter break and they are dis­cussing all loan play­ers, of which they have a few out.

“The feed­back we are get­ting is that they are quite happy with Jak stay­ing on loan un­til the end of the sea­son.

“I was speak­ing to Jak the other day and he is more than happy to stay and we are more than happy with him.

“If Rangers al­low it and he wants to stay we would like to keep him.”

The ar­rival of Al­lan Mc­Gre­gor at Ibrox in the sum­mer pushed Al­nwick fur­ther down the Light Blues’ peck­ing or­der and it is Wes Foder­ing­ham and Robby McCrorie that have been the back-up to Steven Ger­rard’s first choice shot-stop­per this term.

Scun­thorpe boss McCall could have for­mer Gers keeper Matt Gilks avail­able for se­lec­tion sooner rather than later as he nears a re­turn to ac­tion fol­low­ing a lengthy in­jury lay-off.

McCall said: “Nat­u­rally he [Gilks] just wants to play.”

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