Midfielder who left Rangers in Jan scores in six-goal thriller against Celtic B
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Midfielder who left Rangers in Jan scores in six-goal thriller against Celtic B

Former Rangers talent Jack Thomson scored for Queen’s Park in a six-goal Glasgow Cup thriller against Celtic B on Tuesday.

Thomson was very highly thought of at one point during his time in the Rangers Academy, but multiple serious injuries held him back.

He enjoyed a productive loan spell with Clyde in SPFL League One during the second half of last season but it wasn’t enough to get him near the Gers first team when he returned to Ibrox.

After a brief and unsuccessful stint at partner club Orange County SC in the United States, Thomson joined Queen’s Park on loan in July 2021 and made the switch permanent last month.

When the permanent deal was announced, The Spiders’ director of football Marijn Beuker described the 22-year-old as a ‘player with a lot of potential’ and he has been a near ever-present in the starting XI all season, making 25 appearances to date.

But the tough-tackling midfielder was still fielded in a Glasgow Cup clash against Celtic’s B team on Tuesday afternoon.

Celtic took the lead in the first minute but Thomson helped the Spiders turn things around to lead 3-1 at the interval.

Thomson scored his side’s second goal from the spot and hitting the back of the net must have felt good, given that he only has one goal to his name in the league this season.

Celtic B fought back in the second half and equalised at the death to ensure the game finished 3-3.

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Thomson and Queen’s Park’s next assignment is against Montrose in the league on Saturday, the team one spot above them in the table in third.

Meanwhile, a Rangers flop is tearing it up in Spain and could fire his current club to promotion.