Rangers starlet Jack Thomson has joined Queen’s Park on loan after being recalled from a stint in the United States.
Thomson headed to California with Rhys Breen back in May, with both players due to be turning out for partner club Orange County SC for the entirety of the USL Championship season.
However, they are both now back in Scotland.
Breen was recalled before joining Dunfermline on a two-year contract on Monday, and Thomson joined Queen’s Park on Tuesday on loan for the first half of the 2021/22 SPFL League One campaign.
It’s unclear how long Thomson has been back in the UK, as, unlike Breen, he didn’t feature for OCSC during his time in the States.
The 21-year-old made the bench twice, but the last of those matchday squad inclusions came on 10 June, while the reasons for his lack of action and subsequent recall haven’t been made clear.
However, chances to play first-team football beckon once again with the Spiders and the combative midfielder already knows League One relatively well, having spent the second half of last season in the division with Clyde.
“We are delighted to welcome Jack to the club on loan from Rangers,” said Queen’s Park boss Laurie Ellis [Queensparkfc.co.uk].
“Jack is a very talented young player and will be an asset to our group. He comes with a great upbringing at Rangers, valuable League One experience and a hunger to do well.”
Given his time in the States didn’t go according to plan, it’s no great surprise that Thomson is raring to go.
His age dictates that he will need to be exceptional for Queen’s Park between now and January if he’s to earn a contract extension, though, with Stephen Kelly and Ben Williamson two homegrown midfielders who are both currently well above him in the Rangers pecking order.
There have been plenty of Ibrox loan exits this week, with a ‘strong and very quick’ player who featured in pre-season moving to the Championship.