Rangers winger Tom Walsh signs for St Mirren in six month loan

Rangers' Tom Walsh (L) in action with St Mirren's Cameron Howieson

The 20-year-old is one of the Gers' youngest ever players.

Rangers' Tom Walsh (L) in action with St Mirren's Cameron HowiesonRangers' Tom Walsh (L) in action with St Mirren's Cameron Howieson

Rangers have confirmed that young winger Tom Walsh has joined St Mirren on loan, agreeing a stay at the club until January 2017.

Walsh, who is Rangers youngest league debutant since World War Two, made just a couple of appearances for the Gers last season, getting most of his football after joining Dumbarton on loan in January.

The 20-year-old will be taking Championship once again at St Mirren Park in his six month loan spell. 

Rangers' Tom Walsh in action with Motherwell's Marvin JohnsonRangers' Tom Walsh in action with Motherwell's Marvin Johnson

He will be under the watchful eye of Alex Rae, a former product of the Rangers academy and later Premiership winner at Ibrox.

The former Scotland Under-19 intentional has plenty of tough competition if he is to eventually break into the Gers first team, especially now the Glasgow giants are back in the top flight and hopeful of contesting the league title.

Rangers' Tom Walsh (L) in action with Burnley's Lukas Jutkiewicz (2nd L) and Brad JacksonRangers' Tom Walsh (L) in action with Burnley's Lukas Jutkiewicz (2nd L) and Brad Jackson

But given his age, Walsh still has time on his side, and a successful loan may give him the chance to take in a second loan in the Premiership. 

Walsh's loan at St Mirren will be his third short term move away from Rangers, and he has just 13 appearances for Rangers to his name, despite breaking records when he made his debut in the Third Division as a 16-year-old in 2012.

Derek Ferguson remains the club's youngest ever player, after making his League Cup debut in 1983.

Rangers' Tom Walsh (L) in action with St Mirren's Cameron HowiesonRangers' Tom Walsh (L) in action with St Mirren's Cameron Howieson

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