Rangers loan duo Kieran Wright and Rhys Breen were involved in a dreadful 1-0 defeat for Partick Thistle against Cove Rangers on Saturday afternoon.

Both players joined the Jags on season-long loan deals ahead of the start of the League One campaign and impressed in a pre-season friendly against Hearts early last month.

Scotland youth international keeper Wright is looking to establish himself as first-choice keeper at Firhill. (Photo by Juergen Schwarz/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Manager, Ian McCall, secured plenty of signings over the summer and the aim for Thistle is to bounce straight back into the Championship following their controversial 2019/20 relegation.

However, they were beaten by Clyde on the opening day and after bouncing back with a home win over Airdrieonians last weekend, they were downed by newly-promoted Cove Rangers on Saturday.

Rangers loanee Kieran Wright started his second consecutive game in goal for the Jags, while fellow Gers academy prospect Rhys Breen was named at centre-back.


The visitors looked in control for much of the contest at the Balmoral Stadium but despite registering a handful of shots on target, they were unable to find a breakthrough.

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Partick Thistle boss Ian McCall secured the loan signings of Kieran Wright and Rhys Breen from Rangers over the summer. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Then, just as the game appeared to be petering out into a 0-0 draw, an already disappointing day turned disastrous.

In the 94th minute, Cove substitute Rory McAllister dinked a finish over Wright to hand the hosts their third straight victory and send the Jags back to Glasgow empty-handed.

It was a poor result and it’s a poor start to the season for the Maryhill-based side, with both Wright and Breen still searching for their first clean sheets for the club.

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