Former Rangers player continues fine managerial record with crucial win
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Former Rangers player continues fine managerial record with crucial win

Former Rangers midfielder Kevin Thomson has led Kelty Hearts to yet another league victory as they defeated Stirling Albion 3-0 in the League Two clash this afternoon.

Ex-Ger Jamie Barjonas provided an assist for Nathan Austin to open the scoring before Joe Cardle scored a brace to seal all three points for the Fife side and increased their lead at the top of the table to ten points.

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Kelty had lost their unbeaten start to the season during the Boxing Day clash against Annan, where they were thrashed 5-1, but they have responded well.

Full credit must go to Thomson, who has settled into his first senior managerial role with ease. He replaced fellow Rangers teammate Barry Ferguson in the summer and has gone from strength to strength ever since.

He won the League Two Manager of the Month Award for November as his side took the division by storm and look set to win the title fairly comfortably.

Thomson was a well-liked figure at Rangers during his three-and-a-half-year spell at the club, starring under Walter Smith as we wrestled back the title from Celtic.

Spells at Middlesbrough, Hibs, and Dundee followed after leaving the Gers before he turned his hand to coaching.

Working as a youth coach at the Ibrox side as well as running his own academy has prepared the former Scotland international for the rigours of club management.

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Don’t be surprised to see him back at Rangers in some capacity further down the line.

In other news, a former Rangers star is set for a return to the SPFL with Dumbarton.