Reece Oxford is set to go on loan to Scottish Premier League giants Rangers, with the club deciding that Oxford needs first-team football to get experience. The young defender, who signed his pro contract with West Ham rather than explore options with other clubs such Manchester United and Manchester City, looks to be playing in Scotland the rest of the season.
Reece Oxford is on the bench Slaven picks the players to win the game. Reece Oxford's time will come. dg https://t.co/DAkNy3UpOS— David Gold (@davidgold) January 23, 2017
David Gold “hinted” yesterday on Twitter the Reece Oxford wouldn’t be suiting up in the first team just to get experience, and the loan move would certainly be a good move to get Oxford some experience while focusing on using the partnership of Fonte and Reid to gain valuable points in the table.
While Oxford is an undeniable talent, he is only 18 and maybe a loan move would do him some good rather than having him sit on the bench and only play in training. Rangers are back in the SPL after a few years of exile, and while it appears that Celtic are running away with the league, Rangers are in second place. Aberdeen are only two points behind Rangers with a game in hand and Hearts have an outside chance to make the European spots at the expense of either Rangers or Aberdeen. Signing a young, hungry player such as Oxford could help Rangers hold onto second place and it would help Oxford reach his potential as a player.