Partick Thistle have confirmed the loan signing of Rangers keeper Andy Firth until the end of the season as the Englishman looks to rival Jamie Sneddon for the gloves at Firhill.

The keeper is a popular figure among Rangers fas despite barely featuring for the Light Blues and he’ll be hoping for some regular action with the Jags.

Thistle boss Ian McCall welcomed the signing of Firth ahead of this afternoon’s Scottish Cup tie against Dundee United this afternoon, saying: We’re pleased to welcome Andy to the club and add another quality goalkeeper to our ranks. With Harry Stone leaving last month, we were left with only Jamie and Mason in terms of goalkeepers and Mason is a very young player who is still learning.

“As such, we wanted to bring in another ‘keeper to bolster our options and when a proven professional like Andy became available we thought it was the ideal opportunity for us.”

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Firth started his career at Liverpool, spending 11 years at Anfield before leaving to join Barrow in 2018.

The keeper then made a surprise move to Ibrox in 2019, serving as fourth-choice to Allan McGregor, Jon McLaughlin and Robby McCrorie this season.

Firth is the third Rangers keeper to move to Partick on loan in recent seasons with Aaron Cervantes and Kieran Wright also making the move to Firhill.

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