Dundee manager James McPake has hailed Rangers loanee Josh McPake following his start to life at Dens Park.

The 18-year-old has featured in seven Championship games this season but hasn’t cemented himself in the regular Dee XI.

McPake is on loan at Dundee from Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images for DFB)

That hasn’t stopped the winger receiving praise from the Dundee boss, with McPake hailing the teenager’s ‘great attitude.’

He told the Courier (page 49, 21/11/19): “He’s young but he’s got a great attitude. He’s always willing to learn. He’s started games and has experienced a derby. “Will he be wanting to play more? Yeah.

“It will be up to Rangers to say whether what he’s been getting is enough for how they see him developing, but he’s part of my squad and he’s there or thereabouts every weekend.”

McPake is receiving first real taste of senior football at Dens Park

Prior to his Tayside switch, McPake had only just made his competitive Rangers debut. This switch is his first chance to play regular first-team football.

Featuring fairly regularly. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images for DFB)

McPake has handed him chances and he has had some decent opportunities like a Dundee derby appearance. It’s these experiences that will benefit him in the future.

He’s also featured for the Scotland U19s this season. Recently, the teenager scored the winner in a brilliant 1-0 over Germany.

It seems as if Dundee’s leader is happy with how the youngster is progressing too, with regular starts the likely aim for the Dark Blues’ 18-year-old loanee.

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