Rangers loanees Cammy Palmer, Jack Thomson and Matty Shiels have been left in limbo after loan side Clyde put their players and staff on furlough as a result of the shutdown of leagues below the Championship.

The trio are all on loan at the League One side until the end of the campaign but face an uncertain wait to discover if they will get to play again this term after the Scottish FA opted to leave only the top two tiers of Scottish football active.

Palmer is one of three Rangers players on loan at Clyde(photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

With doubts over whether there will be any football in the lower tiers again this season, the trio will likely return to Rangers for the timebeing as they wait to see if they’ll get to return to Broadwood.

The Cumbernauld side confirmed the news on their official website, as they tried to allay fans fears over the club’s future with no end to restrictions in sight.

“Since we learnt of the decision to suspend football below the Premiership and Championship last Monday it’s been, and continues to be, a busy time, Clyde said on their website.

“The news was disappointing but, as ever, we have to place that within the context of what families and communities are experiencing at the moment. Yet it is obviously still a blow for the game to be stopped and the potential consequences it presents.

“As a Board, we are taking the necessary actions in the best interests of the club, in order to ensure that we get through this latest challenge. We recognise that this lockdown is different to the previous one. In the spring and summer of 2020, the real concern and priority was for the club’s survival. However, the generosity of supporters, the James Anderson monies and grants and additional support from the Government, including the furlough scheme, has significantly lessened those fears.

“Despite that, this second lockdown will have considerable impact on our short to medium term objectives; from the January transfer window to preparations for next season. Will the season finish? Will it be shortened? If it finishes will it affect the composition of the leagues and play-offs? If the suspension is lifted, when can competitive action commence? Those are just a few of the questions circulating at moment. There is no agreed route back to playing football and little certainty of what happens next.

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Clyde boss Danny Lennon (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“In the meantime, all players and certain football staff have been placed on furlough for the initial three-week period, with those involved in player transfer movement placed on flexible furlough. This arrangement may well be extended at the next review stage.”

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