Former Rangers star Gregg Wylde is set to return to the SPFL following a strong spell with Lowland League club East Kilbride

Wylde played for the Gers between 2009 and 2012, scoring two goals and registering 13 assists from 48 appearances and helping the club to silverware.

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Since then, he’s moved around a lot, though, representing 12 different clubs, including Bolton, Aberdeen, St Mirren and Plymouth Argyle.

He’s spent the last six months or so turning out for East Kilbride in the Lowland League and it initially looked like his days of playing SPFL football were behind him, aged just 30.

Ex-Rangers player set for SPFL return

However, he’s earned a return to the league system and is set to bypass the fourth tier to sign for League One outfit Dumbarton.

“Gregg Wylde is off to Dumbarton,” revealed EK boss Chris Aitken [Daily Record]. “He has been excellent for me since I came in. The way he applies himself in training and in games tells you he’s played at the top level.”

“That’s him in a nutshell. He was brought up that way. That was a sore one as I didn’t want to lose him. But I can’t stand in his way as he is going up a couple of leagues.

“I wish Gregg all the best as he’s a great boy and he’s been great for me since I arrived.”

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It’s a great move for Wylde, who will be hoping to help steer second-bottom Dumbarton to safety over the second half of the campaign.

The Sons are away at fellow strugglers Falkirk on Saturday afternoon, and a promising Rangers youngster could make his debut for the home side.

He was snapped up by the Bairns on an emergency seven-day loan deal on Friday evening.

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