Hamilton Academical have completed the impressive season-long loan signing of Luke Matheson from English Premier League side Wolves.

The right-back – rated at £10 million less than two years ago (Sun) – is highly-rated by Wolves. Still only 18 years of age, Matheson signed for Wolves in 2020 after bursting onto the scene as a 15-year-old at Rochdale. He scored against Manchester United in the English League Cup a day before taking a school exam.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Academy Headshots

Moving to join a former Molineux coach in Lanarkshire. (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

It’s an outstanding first signing for new Hamilton Accies head coach Stuart Taylor, who is a former coach at Wolves. Taylor was appointed as Brian Rice’s successor at the Scottish Championship club last week. They have started the season with one draw and two defeats, Taylor commenting earlier this week of his hopes for new recruits.

Am Accies statement reads: “Hamilton Academical FC is thrilled to have secured the signing of the highly-rated Luke Matheson on a season-long loan deal from Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

 

“The 19-year-old shot to notoriety following his first senior goal in the Carabao Cup third round against Manchester United at Old Trafford. for Gillingham Shortly after this he was snapped up by The Wanderers where he has featured heavily for the club’s U23 side.

“The England U18 international is Head Coach Stuart Taylor’s first signing since joining the club seven days ago. ”

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