Ian McCall is hoping Partick Thistle can secure a deal for Rangers’ Zak Rudden this week.

The forward has been with Plymouth Argyle this season on loan from Rangers. He’s set to join the Firhill side on a permanent deal as his Ibrox stint nears an end.

Rudden is about to leave Rangers for Partick Thistle. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

As quoted by the Daily Record, McCall has hinted that a deal could be done imminently.

He said prior to the Dundee United defeat: “It’s still subject to clearance. It’s a nominal fee with a sell-on fee for Rangers. We’ve been speaking to Ross Wilson and hopefully we’ll have it done by Monday.

“He’ll bring goals, aggression, running power…he’s 19, nearly 20, and there’s a lot of improvement in him.”

MacKinnon signs

Rudden will be a good signing for the Jags. He performed well in a struggling Falkirk term at Championship level last term and to get him permanently is a bonus. Learning under Kenny Miller will also provide the teenager with good guidance.

Played well for the Bairns. (Photo by Lukasz Sobala/PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images)

Elsewhere, the Jags have confirmed Darian MacKinnon as a new recruit. The experienced midfielder has signed a deal until the end of the season after Hamilton released him from his Accies deal.

He made over 200 appearances in red and white, making himself a real presence within the changing room. He will maintain a youth coaching role in South Lanarkshire.

Both Rudden and MacKinnon could be in line to face Celtic in the Scottish Cup if clearance comes through on time.

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