Rangers goalkeeper joins SPFL club on loan
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Rangers goalkeeper joins SPFL club on loan

Rangers goalkeeper Kieran Wright has headed out on loan for the second half of the season, joining SPFL League One side Dumbarton.

It’s been a strange season so far for Wright, as he made the bench for Rangers’ 1-0 win over Celtic in August following a Covid outbreak at Ibrox, but has barely received any playing time.

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He made an SPFL Trust Trophy appearance for the Rangers B team against Ayr United in September and played once for Alloa Athletic in October after joining them on a short-term emergency loan deal.

He’s otherwise been not been required, though, so it’s no surprise that a loan exit has been sanctioned.

Rangers goalkeeper heads out on loan

On Thursday afternoon, it was confirmed that the 22-year-old had joined Dumbarton until the end of the current campaign.

“Kieran is well versed in what it takes to do well at this level and we’re glad to have him on board,” said Dumbarton manager Stevie Farrell [Dumbartonfootballclub.com].

“We’re looking forward to seeing what he can do as part of our squad over the rest of the season.”

This is Wright’s seventh loan spell away from Ibrox.

He’s previously represented Gala Fairydean Rovers, Albion Rovers, Raith Rovers, Alloa (twice) and Partick Thistle.

He acquitted himself well during his time at Thistle last season, even winning a Player of the Month award, and it was a little surprising that he didn’t move to Firhill on a permanent deal in the summer.

Wright could make his Dumbarton debut on Saturday afternoon when they take on East Fife at home.

Meanwhile, an exciting teenage talent has been spotted in first-team training as fixtures near.