Rangers loanee Kyle Bradley is one game away from promotion with Annan Athletic.
His adopted side triumphed 1-0 over Clyde in the first leg of the SPFL League One play-off.
Chris Johnston’s 23rd-minute goal gave Annan Athletic a 1-0 win in the first leg of their play-off final against Clyde.
— BBC Cumbria Sport (@bbccumbriasport) May 14, 2019
Bradley, has become a regular fixture in the Annan side this season. He played the full 90 minutes and picked up a booking in the Galabank triumph.
The winning goal came from winger, Chris Johnston. He latched onto a long throw and swept home a finish in the 22nd minute. The result represents a bit of a shock, as Clyde finished comfortably ahead of Annan during the regular League Two season.
“We’ve presented ourselves with a good opportunity but that’s all it is”, Annan boss Peter Murphy told BBC Sport. “We’ll go up to Clyde and it’s going to be a hostile atmosphere. It’s going to be very exciting.”
This is a very positive development for 20-year-old Bradley.
It hasn’t yet been confirmed by the club, but it looks as though the versatile youngster, will leave Ibrox at the end of the season.
He recently posted a farewell message on Twitter which drew many supportive responses from Bears.
time for my next chapter, really grateful to have had the opportunity to play for rangers the past 7 years and thanks to everyone at the club for the help they’ve gave me💙🇬🇧😢 pic.twitter.com/7czoz7LKlz
— Kyle Bradley (@_kylebradley1) May 8, 2019
He’s certainly putting himself in the shop window with recent performances, though.
A goal in the play-off semi-final may have alerted potential suitors, while if he plays a big role in a successful promotion push, Annan themselves will surely consider a permanent move.
For now, the focus will be on the final 90 minutes of the season.
The second leg, at Broadwood, kicks off at 3 pm on Saturday.