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Tuesday 21 Aug 2018
Hodson swaps Rangers for St Mirren on loan in the Scottish Premiership

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has allowed Northern Ireland defender Lee Hodson to join fellow Scottish Premiership side St Mirren on a season-long loan. 

The 26-year-old joined the Glasgow outfit in July 2016, making 27 appearances in those two seasons, however since the appointment of the former Liverpool and England skipper in the summer he had failed to make a single first team appearance.

Speaking to the official club website, St Mirren boss Alan Stubbs said: “Lee brings experience, a winning mentality and his own individual qualities.

“It is going to provide real competition for places, which is what we want. As well as being a right-back he can play at left-back as well which is good.

“There are no issues with him in terms of fitness, so all being well he will go straight into the squad for Saturday.”

Hodson, who has 24 international caps to his credit, started out with Watford before a loan spell with Brentford followed by a permanent move to MK Dons where he played just over 50 games.

After another period on loan with Kilmarnock, the Borehamwood-born defender made the switch to Rangers who were then managed by Mark Warburton, a former coach at Hodson’s first club Watford.