Promising young Rangers defender, Danny Finlayson, has joined St Mirren on a loan deal that will become permanent next summer.
Following a successful loan spell with #RangersFC club partner, Orange County SC, Daniel Finlayson will now embark on the next stage of his developmental journey: https://t.co/y8652HC8Z3 pic.twitter.com/bA8v63WLvJ
— Rangers Youth Academy (@RFC_Youth) October 5, 2020
Finlayson played a key role for Graeme Murty’s U20s side in the UEFA Youth League last season before being one of the first Academy players to benefit from the partnership with Orange County SC.
The Northern Ireland youth international has only just completed a loan spell with the California-based club, for whom he turned out 12 times in the USL Championship.
Congratulations to @danfinlayson63 on his first professional start and being a key part of our defense against 2019 USL Western Conference Champions, Phoenix Rising FC.
🎥 on @RangersTV.
⚽ OCSC will play Phoenix Rising FC on Saturday, 7/25 at 7pm PT. pic.twitter.com/IlJmnIU563
— Orange County SC (@orangecountysc) July 23, 2020
However, instead of returning and furthering his development at B team level with the Gers, he has signed for St Mirren.
It is stated that he has joined on an initial loan deal that will become permanent at the end of the season, with the Gers then receiving an undisclosed fee [Rangers.co.uk].
St Mirren started the current campaign positively but have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last seven matches, so it’s not a huge surprise that Jim Goodwin has brought in defensive reinforcements on deadline day.
Another highly-rated youngster, Kai Kennedy, left Rangers on Sunday to join Inverness Caledonian Thistle on a short-term loan deal, but he is also expected to leave Ibrox permanently in the summer after talks over a new deal stalled [Daily Record].