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McPake on his start to life at Prenton Park

20 January 2022

Josh McPake has revealed he has found it easy to hit the ground running at Tranmere Rovers since completing his loan switch from Rangers earlier this month.

The 20-year-old winger has joined the Whites on loan for the remainder of the 2021/22 campaign, having spent the first half of this season at League One side Morecambe.

McPake has featured in every Tranmere game since his arrival and has impressed during his appearances against Scunthorpe, Salford City and Rochdale.

Having spent last season on loan at Harrogate Town, the Scottish youngster has gained an in-depth understanding of the demands that operating at this level brings and has called upon these experiences after returning to the fourth tier.

“I have settled in pretty well and have been getting on well with all the staff and the boys,” he said.

“The gaffer has put a lot of trust in me by throwing me in straight away after not a lot of game time in the last six months due to injury. I owe him a lot for that and have enjoyed my time so far.

“It’s easier now, compared to when I first went to Harrogate. At that time, I wasn’t really used to the league or the physicality and pace of it. I have got to terms with it now.”

McPake is now in the middle of his third loan in the EFL, though has also enjoyed previous stints at Scottish sides Dundee FC and Greenock Morton.

Adamant that continuing his development in England was best for his career, however, he believes that the ambitious project at Tranmere perfectly aligned with his professional aims within the game.

“The team are going for promotion, and there’s no better Club to be at in the league given the fans and the way the Club wants to go. I am very pleased with my decision,” said the Rangers loanee of his Prenton Park move.

“When I was up in Scotland on loan, it was about taking that jump to move away from Scotland and my home. For me, it was well worth it. I’ve loved it since I moved. For any young player up in Scotland, I don’t think there is anything better.”

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