Oxford Want Brandon Barker on Loan
Rangers Want to Offload Players
Rangers are trying to offload players to free up some funds to bring Scott Wright to the club now rather than in the summer and believe they can do so by letting Barker leave on a short-term deal.
Oxford are believed to be interested in taking him on loan until the end of the season and could now complete a deal for the winger before the transfer window shuts.
Suffered From Injuries at His Previous Clubs
Barker has struggled to play too regularly for Rangers, making just ten appearances for the Scottish Premiership side so far this season. However, he’s produced two goals in those appearances and has done enough to warrant interest from League One side Oxford.
Barker does have Football League experience too. Before his permanent move to Scotland, the winger spent some time on loan at Preston North End. He struggled with injury during that stint but still managed 16 league appearances and two assists.
Oxford Hope to Sign Brandon Barker on a Short-Term Deal
He also played for Rotherham United on a loan spell earlier on in his career and has had stints at NAC Breda and Hibernian too.
He, therefore, has plenty of experience to offer Oxford then and certainly has the pace and end product to help them push further up the table as we enter the second half of the League One season.
Still only 24-years-old, he has plenty to prove and will want to find the form that had many raving about him during his time in the Manchester City academy.
If he manages to feature regularly – and stays off the injury table and therefore the sidelines – then the signing of Barker on loan from Rangers could prove to be a good piece of business by Oxford.