Ex-Rangers star Rhys McCabe joins up with ex-Ger in Scottish third tier
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Ex-Rangers star Rhys McCabe joins up with ex-Ger in Scottish third tier

Former Rangers midfielder Rhys McCabe has signed a new deal with League One Airdrie after his release from Queen of the South.

McCabe, 28, came through the youth ranks at Ibrox and broke into the first team during the tumultuous 2011/12 season when the club went into administration, making nine appearances before leaving the club at the end of the campign.

Midfielder McCabe will join up with ex-Gers midfielder Ian Murray at the Scottish League One club and admits he cannot wait to get started.

“I’m delighted to finally get this sorted out and over the line after a couple of weeks of talks,” said McCabe [Airdrie].

“I’m looking forward to helping the team push on this year – hopefully we can go one better and achieve promotion to the Championship.”

Ian Murray is also delighted to see the midfielder join his side as they look to build on an impressive 2nd place finish last season.

Ex-Scotland international Murray has been in charge at the Diamonds since 2018 and he is delighted to add Rhys to his squad.

“We’re delighted to get Rhys – he’s the kind of central midfielder that we’ve been crying out for for a long time, and he’ll complement Scott Agnew very well,” said Murray.

Rhys McCabe is joining up with fellow ex-Rangers star Ian Murray at Airdrie. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“The spine of our team is coming together, and the experience Rhys had gained playing down south and in the Championship will be valuable for us.

“He’s a lovely footballer and a good passer of the ball who can get up and down the pitch. It’s a good signing for us and hopefully another statement of intent as we prepare for the upcoming season.”

Since leaving Rangers, Rhys McCabe has enjoyed a varied career, first spending three years at Sheffield Wednesday down south with a loan spell at Portsmouth during this period.

McCabe would then spend two seasons at Dunfermline before a spell in the Republic of Ireland with Sligo Rovers and St. Pat’s Athletic would follow.

Rhys McCabe enjoyed a spell in Southern Ireland. (Photo By Sam Barnes/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The midfielder when then move to Brechin City before spending a season with Queen of the South and now fans will be wishing him all the best as he starts his new journey with Airdrie.

Whilst this ex-Rangers midfielder has secure himself a new deal, another former Ibrox middle man continues to make the Gers money.