Clyde manager Danny Lennon has waxed lyrical about promising Rangers loanee Jack Thomson [Daily Record].
Thomson is highly rated at Ibrox but his progress has been hampered in recent seasons by significant injury problems.
Aged 21, he finally managed to get his first loan move away from Ibrox in January, though, and is currently racking up games for the Bully Wee in League One.
His ninth appearance for his adopted side came in a 2-0 defeat to Partick Thistle at Firhill on Tuesday night.
In what was their sixth outing in less than two weeks, Clyde struggled, but Thomson was a standout performer in a deep-lying midfield role, tackling hard, reading the game well and looking strong on the ball.
Lennon has since praised the former Scotland youth international for adapting well to the demands of senior football.
“I’ve been impressed with him in every game that he’s played and he seems to grow into it,” he said [Daily Record]. “He’s probably the best that I’ve seen at coming in and dealing with the physical aspect of the game.”
“He came in as a youngster and handled that aspect of it. That’s the key thing for me when a player comes in from development football – that’s the biggest part that he has to learn.
“You can see that in terms of the way he moves about the pitch and competes. He’s a good passer of the ball and he’s comfortable taking the ball in tight situations. The experience for him has done him good and he’s been a good addition to the squad.”
It’s encouraging to hear Thomson receive such high praise from an experienced lower-league manager.
He’s a little older than many of the other Rangers prospects out on loan right now, but he appears to be making up for lost time and could well earn himself an Ibrox contract extension before the season is out.
Thomson was a standout for the visitors at Firhill but a player Rangers hold transfer options on scored a match-winning brace for the home side.