Partick Thistle have unveiled Zak Rudden as their latest January signing- and Ian McCall is delighted to have landed the forward from Rangers.

The teenager leaves Ibrox on a permanent deal. He has spent the first half of the season down south with Plymouth Argyle but has now returned north of the border.

Rudden has left Rangers for Thistle. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

McCall’s landed Rudden for a nominal fee and the striker has put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year deal. It’s McCall’s second January transfer after securing Darian MacKinnon from Hamilton.

Last term, Rudden spent time on loan in the Championship with Falkirk. Only Lawrence Shankland, Stephen Dobbie and Billy McKay scored more than him as the Bairns dropped to League One.

He’s scored three in nine starts for Plymouth but Rangers have now opted to move the striker on permanently. He will be in line to make his Jags debut against Celtic this weekend.

Rudden is now a Jag. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

In a club announcement, McCall has thanks Rangers for their help and detailed how he pleased is to land a player he thinks will ‘excite’ fans.

“We are thrilled to add Zak permanently to the squad,” he said. “There were many other clubs interested in signing him so we are delighted that Zak has chosen Partick Thistle to continue his career.

“There is a lot of improvement in Zak and we are looking forward to working with him on the training pitch. I think he is a player that will excite our supporters and they will love seeing him wearing red and yellow on the pitch.

McCall seems pleased. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I’d like to thank Ross Wilson and everyone at Rangers for their help in getting the deal done. It is a deal which suits both Partick Thistle and Rangers as well as the player.”

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