Partick Thistle manager Ian McCall has elaborated on the Rangers clause Zak Rudden has as part of his Jags contract.

The 19-year-old striker made the move to Firhill earlier this week, with the Maryhill-based club announcing his signing on Wednesday afternoon [ptfc.co.uk].

Rudden returned from a loan move at Plymouth Argyle but opted to leave Rangers to join Partick Thistle. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Rudden has penned a two-and-a-half-year contract, ending a near decade-long stay with Rangers.

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However, speaking on Thursday, McCall confirmed that there are several conditions in the deal, giving the Gers a degree of say on his future.

 

“It’s a really really exciting signing,” he said. “It was a kind of nominal fee with various things to do with Rangers, we’re delighted he’s here and we think our fans will love him.”

Rudden scored in a pre-season friendly against Bury in 2018 but didn’t make a competitive Gers appearance. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“There’s a couple of things in it, yeah. I think it’s a pretty normal thing, particularly the sell-on, I think we’ve got that with [Liam] Lindsay and [Aidan] Fitzpatrick, who went to Norwich City.

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“I think there is some sort of clause in it, but that doesn’t trigger for 18 months or so. We’re very comfortable with the deal and so are Rangers and so is the boy.

“Ultimately, the deal will not matter unless he does really well. So, if he does really well for us, and then it clicks in, then we’ve all been winners.”

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