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Thursday 12 Jan 2017
Midfielder receives boost from Ibrox outfit

Northern Ireland under-21 international Jordan Thompson has extended his contract with Glasgow Rangers until May 2018.

The 20-year-old, who arrived at Ibrox in the summer of 2015 after being released by Manchester United, has been gaining vital first team experience this season on loan with Championship side Raith Rovers.

The Antrim-born midfielder has scored once in 19 appearances for the Kirkcaldy club to date and will stay at Stairs Park for the remainder of the season to continue his development.

Thompson made his debut for Jim Magilton’s under-21 side back in September in a 1-0 defeat to Iceland at Mourneview Park and went on to win further caps against both Macedonia and Ukraine. 

Meanwhile, under-19 international goalkeeper Brett Long has joined Clyde on an emergency one-month loan from Dundee United.

“We've been given really good reports on his mentality and he wants to go out and play first team football,” said Clyde boss Barry Ferguson. “Dundee United think highly of him and feel that he is more than ready to play competitively, which is always a positive for me.”