Talented Rangers Academy players Jack Thomson and Rhys Breen have completed exciting loan moves to partner club Orange County SC.
The deals were confirmed by the Gers and OCSC on Friday night, with the players already in the US.
— Orange County SC (@orangecountysc) May 14, 2021
A wide-ranging partnership between the two clubs was announced in December 2019 and although the pandemic has limited the sharing of resources, several transfers have already taken place.
Cammy Palmer and Daniel Finlayson headed out to California on loan for the last USL Championship season, while the Gers snapped up promising teenage goalkeeper Aaron Cervantes on a permanent deal last year.
Former Rangers players Rob Kiernan and Harry Forrester have also played for the second-tier US side.
Now, Thomson and Breen have made temporary moves across the Atlantic as they look to continue their footballing development.
Defensive midfielder Thomson spent the second half of the UK season on loan at Clyde in SPFL League One, while Breen began the campaign at Partick Thistle before switching to Championship club Queen of the South and racking up 16 appearances at centre-back.
“I’m buzzing to finally be over here at Orange County,” said Thomson [Orangecountysoccer.com]. “It’s been in the process for a long time and I’m delighted it’s finally come to fruition.”
“It’s a great opportunity for myself to develop and progress my career as I know the standard over here is at a very high level.”
OCSC’s 2021 USL Championship campaign is set to kick off next weekend with a home fixture against Sacramento Republic FC.