By Doug Ward

23rd May, 2021 | 6:00pm

Finlayson to exit Rangers permanently, two-year deal agreed with St Mirren

St Mirren have confirmed they will be signing Daniel Finlayson on a permanent basis from Rangers after a “successful” loan spell.

Finlayson, 20, joined the Buddies on a season-long loan in October but played just three times for the Premiership club.

All three of those appearances came last month and this month but clearly, St Mirren have seen enough from the young right-back to confirm on their official website they’ll be signing him permanently on a two-year deal.

Good luck, Daniel

Finlayson isn’t someone who we ever thought would break into the first-team at Ibrox so it makes a lot of sense for him to move on and try his hand elsewhere.

If he stayed in Govan, the Northern Ireland youth international would have been competing with James Tavernier and Nathan Patterson for a spot in Steven Gerrard’s senior squad.

Unfortunately, Finlayson isn’t anywhere near the same level as those two star right-backs.

However, Finlayson has done enough in Paisley to win a contract despite playing that much at all.

His three appearances have only come in the last few weeks and one of them was just a one-minute cameo as a substitute.

Still, it’s vital Premiership experience and Finlayson is still a young player with a lot of learning to do.

It will be interesting to see if Jim Goodwin plays the 20-year-old much season or whether he’s loaned out to a Championship side.

We’ll see but we wish him all the best at the Buddies.

In other Rangers news, the Gers are living rent-free in Moussa Dembele’s head