Ex-Rangers midfielder signs for new club after previous deal cancelled
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Ex-Rangers midfielder signs for new club after previous deal cancelled

Former Rangers midfielder Kyle Hutton has signed for Forfar Athletic after his previous deal at Cowdenbeath was cancelled.

Hutton was at Rangers between 2010 and 2015, making 70 appearances and representing the club in the Champions League against the likes of Manchester United.

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He picked up league winners medals from three different divisions during his time at Ibrox, while he also appeared as a substitute in the 2010/11 League Cup Final win over Celtic.

Those days would turn out to be very much the peak of his footballing career, though.

Since leaving the Light Blues, he’s played for Queen of the South, St Mirren, Airdrieonians, Dumbarton, East Kilbride and most recently, Cowdenbeath.

The Blue Brazil are currently rock bottom of the SPFL but Hutton was unable to nail down a starting berth and he successfully asked for his contract to be cancelled earlier this week.

Ex-Rangers midfielder Hutton joins Forfar

He then appeared off the bench for fellow League Two side Forfar as a trialist in a 3-2 defeat to Edinburgh City on Tuesday night and did enough to convince the Loons to hand him an 18-month contract.

Manager, Gary Irvine, clearly believes his squad could benefit from a player of Hutton’s experience and it’s a good move for the former Scotland youth international, who’s swapped a relegation battle for a promotion push.

He’ll no doubt be hoping that he has several more SPFL seasons left in him and a deal until the summer of 2023 provides the kind of security that can be hard to come by in the lower leagues.

Meanwhile, a former Rangers striker has returned to the Premiership and an EFL Championship club have snapped up an Ibrox-linked winger.