Date: 26th June 2018 at 6:09pm
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This afternoon Rangers confirmed that striker Ryan Hardie had made the loan move out to fellow Premiership side Livingston.

The 21-year-old youngster was with Livingston for the second half of the 2017/18 campaign, where he scored eight times in 17 appearances for them as they secured promotion from Livingston.

Having gained previous loan experience out with St Mirren and Raith Rovers, he recently signed an extension at Ibrox keeping him with us until the summer of 2019.

This loan spell will last until January when it will expire and I assume our next decision will be based on his development in that time and how he takes to what should be far more regular action in the top-flight of Scottish football. It must be said Livingston’s statement about his arrival says it’s loan for the full season, so I’m guessing the January reference means we hold a break clause rather than expiry.

If he impresses and looks to be an option for manager Steven Gerrard then we can arrange a contract extension, but if the spell isn’t as successful for him this time around no doubt another loan spell will be arranged for the second half of the campaign where he can look to impress for when he’s out of contract.

Despite a bit of confusion, there are a few positives to this depending on which way you look at it.