Rangers legend snaps up bluenose midfielder in mid-season transfer
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Rangers legend snaps up bluenose midfielder in mid-season transfer

Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has brought bluenose midfielder Charlie Gilmour to Alloa Athletic on a short-term loan deal.

Gilmour started his career at Arsenal and made his debut for the Gunners in the Europa League in 2018.

Charlie Gilmour in Premier League 2 action for Arsenal. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

During his time in England, the 22-year-old regularly made his allegiance to Rangers clear on social media and some fans wanted to see Steven Gerrard make a move to bring him to Ibrox.

His career has stalled a bit in recent times, though, and after an unsuccessful stint at Norwich City which included a loan spell in the Netherlands with Telstar, he joined St Johnstone on a short-term deal in February.

After impressing Callum Davidson, he signed a new two-year deal during the summer but has struggled for playing time over the opening months of the 2021/22 campaign and has now secured a loan exit.

Rangers legend Ferguson has snapped up the bluenose midfielder. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

‘The 22-year-old is highly rated at the club and we believe it will be beneficial for Charlie to go out and gain consistent, competitive experience in senior football,’ reads a section of the Saints statement confirming the move [perthstjohnstonefc.co.uk].

Gilmour is joining a Wasps side struggling for consistency in League One following their relegation from the Championship at the end of last season.

Alloa boss Ferguson impressed during his time in charge of Kelty Hearts but faces an uphill task to earn promotion and had a high-profile run-in with a section of supporters at the weekend.

In other news, Rangers could receive a double injury boost for their Premiership fixture against Hibernian on Sunday.