Rangers loanee Lewis Mayo is already impressing in the Championship with Partick Thistle.

Mayo took part in Gers pre-season before joining the Jags on a season-long loan at the end of last month.

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Mayo on loan at Dunfermline last season. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It’s his second stint at Firhill, although his maiden spell in early 2020 turned out to be a very short one as the pandemic brought an early end to the 2019/20 season.

He spent 2020/21 in the second tier with Dunfermline, playing across the defence and as a holding midfielder, but Jags boss Ian McCall has made it clear that he sees the 21-year-old as a centre-back.

Mayo started there in the first match of the season last weekend and helped the Jags to a 3-2 victory over Queen of the South.

Then, on Saturday afternoon, he helped to get one over on his old loan side.

The Jags pulled off a superb 3-0 win over a Pars team that featured former Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans but not Ibrox loanee Kai Kennedy, at East End Park.

The Rangers loanee is already impressing at Thistle. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Mayo wasn’t on the scoresheet but he combined with fellow defenders Kevin Holt, Ciaran McKenna and former Ger, Richard Foster, as well as on loan Hearts keeper Harry Stone, to keep the hosts at bay.

In his five appearances across two spells at Thistle, the 6ft 3″ Gers Academy graduate is still yet to taste defeat and he has now contributed to two clean sheets.

It’s been an impressive first two weekends for Mayo and Thistle, then, with the Jags the early pace-setters in the Championship, leading second-placed Kilmarnock and third-placed Inverness Caley Thistle on goal difference.

Elsewhere on Saturday, a bluenose scored a superb goal as a rival club stole a march on Rangers.

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