Rangers midfielder Jordan Thompson has joined Championship side Livingston on loan until the end of the season.
The 21-year-old has struggled to make an impact on the first-team squad at Ibrox this season after loan spells with Airdrie and Raith Rovers and will now join former Scotland international David Hopkirk’s side until June.
Rangers confirmed the temporary move on their official Twitter account on Friday afternoon.
📝 @RFC_Youth Academy midfielder Jordan Thompson has joined Livingston on loan until the end of the season.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) January 5, 2018
Thompson joined the Gers from Manchester United in 2015 and made his first-team debut against Alloa Athletic in a 4-0 win over the Wasps.
The Northern Irishman is out of contract at the end of the season and will be hoping to use his spell with the Championship to win an extended deal at Ibrox or earn a contract elsewhere for next season.
The former Man United kid has made three appearances for the Gers and has been involved with the Under-20’s side this season in their ‘Academy Games’ programme.
Football Insider verdict:
Loaning Thompson out to Livingston should be a good move for the Northern Irish Under-21 international and allow him to show what he can do and win a new contract either at Rangers or somewhere else. Thompson’s versatility could help him out at Livi and his ability to play a number of different positions shoudl see him get a good chance to play regularly after not playing any competitive football in the first-half of the season. Loans at Raith and Airdrie haven’t gone brilliantly for Thomspon but with his Rangers career hanging in the balance the 21-year-old can’t afford to struggle at the Tony Macaroni Arena.
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