Former Rangers kid Ciaran Dickson has completed his controversial move to Old Firm rivals Celtic, making a goalscoring debut for their B team in their SPFL Trust Trophy match with Morton this afternoon.
Dickson was released from his Rangers contract this summer, despite having only recently extended his deal at Ibrox, before spending time on trial with Premier League side Burnley over the summer.
The Scotland youth international was pictured at Celtic Park earlier this week as it appeared he’d crossed the Old Firm divide before it was made official today with his involvement in their Colts Cup tie.
Dickson was highly regarded at Ibrox before falling from grace amid suggestions of ill-discipline and an off-field falling out with Rangers’ Academy staff saw his contract ripped up early.
The young midfielder even featured last season for Rangers first-team, coming off the bench in the League Cup win at Falkirk in November and was an unused substitute in Europa League ties with Benfica, Standard Liege and Lech Poznan.
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While it is uncommon for first-team players to make the leap from one side of Glasgow to the other, it does happen far more frequently at Academy level.
Two of the most high-profile recent example were Dylan McGeouch and Liam Burt, with both leaving Rangers to go to Celtic before failing to make the grade at Parkhead and moving on.
While Dickson has plenty of potential, his attitude has already caused a number of problems so far in his short career – and it wouldn’t be a surprise if similar happens at Celtic.
Meanwhile, a key Rangers star has been talking about his future at Ibrox amid £15m links out of the club this summer.