Northampton Town are one of several clubs looking to secure the services of Alex Lowry on loan from Scottish giants Rangers this summer, according to reports.
The Cobblers earned promotion to League One this season by finishing in third place and manager Jon Brady is keen to add much-needed quality to prevent an immediate relegation to England’s fourth tier.
According to the Daily Record, Brady has been alerted to the potential availability of Rangers’ highly-rated attacking midfielder Alex Lowry, who spent the majority of last season sidelined with injuries.
While playing for Rangers B in the Challenger Cup back in September, the 20-year-old suffered a heavy blow, causing him to be stretchered off, missing a substantial portion of the season.
Upon return, Lowry was in and out of Rangers’ first team, making a handful of appearances under Michael Beale but the head coach believes a loan move away would be the best choice for his development.
Brady brought Brighton and Hove Albion’s Marc Leonard to the club last summer on loan, a move that turned out to be a masterstroke by the Australian coach.
Leonard played in all but one match for Northampton Town as the Cobblers earned promotion. The young midfielder has since returned to the South Coast and signed a new deal with the Seagulls.
Brady will need to replace Leonard’s quality and Lowry could be a solid substitution, although the latter prefers to play in more attack-minded positions than his compatriot.
Here’s what Lowry had to say about his best positions during an interview with Rangers’ club media at the end of last season:
“Playing as an attacking midfielder or winger are my best positions.”
Lowry has made numerous appearances for Rangers and is clearly thought of quite highly at Ibrox by Beale and his coaching staff.
However, the young Scot may not be ready for regular first-team action just yet and is coming off the back of an injury-ridden season so a loan move makes sense right now.
League One will certainly be a test for the Scottish Cup champion but will be an invaluable experience should a deal come to fruition this summer.