Rangers confirm midfielder exit as he joins ambitious League One side
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Rangers confirm midfielder exit as he joins ambitious League One side

Rangers have confirmed midfielder Jack Thomson has joined Glasgow Derby rivals Queen’s Park on a permanent deal after spending the first part of the season on loan with the Spiders.

Thomson came through the ranks at Ibrox, appearing in the first-team squad a few times, but injuries hindered his progress at the Gers in recent years.

The midfielder has spent time on loan at Clyde and Orange County SC before heading out on loan with the Spiders earlier in the season.

Head of Academy Craig Mulholland wished Thomson well for his future as he praised the midfielder’s development over his time at Rangers.

“Everyone at Rangers would like to wish Jack well on the next step of his journey and thank him for all his effort in his many years with us,” Mulholland said [Rangers TV].

“We have watched him develop from a boy into a fine young man, we will watch his career closely and he will always be welcome back at Rangers at anytime.”

Speaking to Queen’s Park’s website, Thomson said he was delighted to have signed a permanent deal with the League One side: “I am delighted to sign for Queen’s Park. I really enjoyed my loan period, so it was great to be offered a deal. With all the developments happening at the club, I think it’s the best place for me to develop as a player. I’m really looking forward to the future here.”

Thomson has made 19 appearances so far this season for Queen’s Park, scoring once.

Meanwhile, a rival Premiership manager has suggested Rangers are unlikely to snap up transfer target during the January window.