Glasgow Rangers youngster Matty Shiels has completed a loan move to Clyde.
This comes after Shiels had spent time at Orange County SC in the U.S, but he failed to make a single appearance. However, prior to that, he garnered first team experience at both Dumbarton and Edinburgh City, and as such, this latest move should give him the opportunity to pick up more valuable first-team experience.
Clyde manager Danny Lennon was clearly delighted to capture the 19-year-old. He said upon the confirmation of the deal:
“Matthew is a young man with bags of potential to do well in football and he can continue his excellent progress with hard work and focused application at Clyde this season.
“We look forward to playing our part in his development as a quality left back.
“He has 10 caps at under-19 International level and, crucially, he has already had experience of first team football on loan at Edinburgh City two seasons ago and at Dumbarton last season.”
This looks like it could be the perfect opportunity for Shiels to make his first real impact on the game – whilst he did appear for both Dumbarton and Edinburgh City, he made just 12 appearances combined in both spells.
Could Shiels eventually break into Steven Gerrard's starting XI?
As mentioned by Lennon, the 10 caps at U19 level show that he has already been recognized on a national stage. This could be the perfect move for both the player and the Gers.
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