Falkirk manager Ray McKinnon thinks on-loan striker Zak Rudden will prove he has what it takes to make the grade at Rangers – and insists the 11-goal striker “has everything” in his locker.

Rudden joined the Bairns on loan earlier in the season and has impressed as they try to avoid relegation to League One.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 06: Zak Rudden of Rangers celebrates after scoring a goal in the second half of the game during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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McKinnon expects the teenager to only improve as he gets older as he hailed him impact with the Championship side.

“Zak has been excellent for a young kid and he’s only going to get better as he gets older,” McKinnon told the Falkirk Herald.

“He still has a lot to learn but his contribution has been phenomenal – his work rate, his goals, he’s a great kid around the dressing room – he has everything.

OPOLE, POLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Zak Rudden of Scotland U19 during international friendly match between Poland U19 and Scotland U19 on September 6, 2018 in Opole, Poland.

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“He will prove himself over the next two years make no bones about it. I honestly think he can make it at Rangers. He is an out and out goal scorer and has a fantastic work rate but he comes alive in the box.”

Rudden is yet to make his competitive first-team debut for the Gers but has been involved with the senior side.

LIPPSTADT, GERMANY - MARCH 21: Zak Rudden (2ndR) of Scotland looks on when he stands near team mates during the Under 19 Euro Qualifier between Germany and Scotland on March 21, 2018 in Lippstadt, Germany.

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The striker isn’t afraid to put himself about and really impressed in Graeme Murty’s under-20 side over the previous two seasons.

With more first-team football under his belt, he’s doing everything right to force his way into Steven Gerrard’s plans when he returns to Ibrox in the summer.

Bairns fans will be hoping before he does that, he fires them to safety in the Championship.

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