Rangers youngster signs for another SPFL club, could make debut tomorrow
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Promising Rangers defender joins Dumbarton on short-term loan

Yet another Rangers youngster has left the club on loan.
18-year-old Matthew Shiels has joined League One outfit, Dumbarton, until January.
The left-back impressed for the club’s development sides last season and now has an opportunity to gain valuable senior experience.


It’s a second stint away from Ibrox for the youngster, following a brief stint with Edinburgh City during the 2017/18 season.
“Matthew will give us another option defensively and we are pleased to have him on board,” Dumbarton manager Jim Duffy told the club’s website.
“We are grateful to Rangers for making this move possible. It is one which will, all being well, suit the player and the two clubs.”
The statement on The Sons website went on to reveal that Shiels could feature for his adopted side as early as tomorrow (Tuesday).


They face Morton in their second League Cup fixture, having beaten Annan Athletic 1-0 in their first outing.
Shiels will wear the no.7 shirt and while Duffy didn’t give much away in his comments, the teenager will hopefully feature regularly over the next five months.
This move means that the full-back is following Stephen Kelly, Cammy Palmer and Robby McCrorie out of Ibrox. They are all older than Shiels, though, and will be turning out in the Championship for Ayr United, Partick Thistle and Queen of the South, respectively.
We’ll keep up to date with their progress throughout the season, as they look to prove they’re ready for a spot in the Gers senior squad.


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