Rangers are set to allow fast emerging youth talent Ben Williamson to go out on loan to Scottish Premiership rivals Livingston next season, according to a report.
The Daily Record is claiming that the 19-year-old is set to be sent to the Lions with sporting director Ross Wilson wanting the talented teenager to get more experience at a higher level.
EXCLUSIVE! Livingston closing in on a loan deal for rising Rangers youngster Ben Williamson | @ScottBurns75
— Daily Record Sport (@Record_Sport) June 16, 2021
The Scotland U21 international has enjoyed an admirable rise over the course of the last year or so and impressed heavily during a loan spell with Championship Arbroath last season.
Midfielder Williamson played in 17 games for Dick Campbell’s side last season, even managing his first ever professional goal in the 4-0 hammering of Ayr United in April.
Ben would then get his Scotland U21 career off to flyer by scoring in the 3-2 victory over Northern Ireland in his first and only appearance at that level.
Rangers have previously used Livingston to aid in the development of their best young talent and young keeper Robby McCrorie spent last season on loan at the Tony Macaroni.
McCrorie, 23, impressed so much that he even forced his way into the Scotland squad in August last year for the Nations League double-header against Israel and Czech Republic.
Williamson was also handed a new contract prior to going out on loan with Arbroath which sees him tied to the club until the end of next season.
Good luck, Ben. pic.twitter.com/WDrln9vUew
— Rangers Youth Academy (@RFC_Youth) January 13, 2021
Speaking after being named Arbroath’s Young Player of the Year, Williamson predicted that a loan move could be possible ahead of the new campaign.
“I will probably go out on loan again in the new season to get more experience,” said Williamson [Rangers].
“Arbroath weren’t a full-time team so it would be good to go somewhere and train every day. I want to pick up as much experience as I can to keep progressing.
“Hopefully the season after that I can try and push myself into the first-team plans at Rangers more but, and I keep saying it, you have to keep working as hard on your game as you can and that’s what I will do.”
Whilst Williamson is the latest emerging youth talent, the young midfielder can certainly take inspiration from Ibrox kid Nathan Patterson ahead of the new season.
But whilst Patterson has made it into Scotland’s Euro 2020 squad, Rangers fans have bitten back at Steve Clarke’s complaints regarding calls to instate him into the team.