Rangers center back Craig Halkett has joined Barry Ferguson’s Clyde on a loan deal until January. Clyde would also have an option to extend the loan. Halkett became the sixth Rangers player set out on loan on a very busy Saturday at Ibrox.
In case you missed any of the action…here’s the recap:
- Calum Gallagher joined Cowdenbeath
- Danny Stoney joined Stranraer
- Luca Gasparotto joined Airdrie
- Robbie Crawford joined Morton
- Tom Walsh joined Stenhousemuir
The 19-year old Halkett joins a Clyde team that is off to a decent start to their League Two campaign. After three matches, Ferguson’s team has four points & an even goal differential. While the team was decimated by Rangers 8-1, they are currently sixth in the league table with a match in hand.
Ferguson told the club’s official site, “Craig Halkett is an aggressive centre half and he will give us competition in that area, which we want in every position.”
“I’m still in discussion with other potential signings that we can complete after today. I’m still hoping to bring in another two or three, including a defender and a forward.”
Back in 2012, Elfiideldo profiled Halkett for his Rangers Youth blog:
Joined Rangers from Boys Club football as a striker, he has really blossomed since converting to central defence. One of a group of promising central defenders at the club.
Rangers clearly have adapted a more proactive approach in loaning out its youth players this season in order to get them some first team experience. While some fans are frustrated to see young players leaving the club – the bright side is that players like Gallagher, Gasparotto, & Crawford may get the opportunity to prove their value elsewhere in order to work their way back into Ally McCoist’s plans.