Josh McPake’s loan deal with Dundee has ended and the youngster will now head back to Rangers, the Dee have confirmed.

The Scotland youth international moved to Dens Park during the summer. His aim was to build experience as Rangers looked to beef up their talented prospect.

McPake is back with Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images for DFB)

He will now return to Ibrox after his first regular taste of senior football. A Dee statement reads: “Josh McPake has returned to Rangers following the completion of his loan deal.

“He joined the club in August and made 7 appearances in Dark Blue. We would like to thank Josh for his efforts while at the club and wish him all the best for the future.”

Baptism of fire

It’ll have been a good, albeit testing, experience for McPake in Dundee. He has been dropped into a Dee side pushing for promotion and playing with a weight of expectation this term.

Fiery start. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

It’s quite the introduction to regular senior football. That being said, it should stand him in good stead as he looks to further his career and break through in Govan.

Dundee return to action this Saturday when they take on Motherwell. It’ll be their first game in a couple of weeks after the weekend’s match with Ayr United was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

They’ll be without the Gers loanee now after the completion of his loan stint.

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