Hearts sign Rangers youngster Alex Lowry on season-long loan deal

The 20-year-old midfielder has made 14 first team appearances for Rangers.

Hearts sign Rangers youngster Alex Lowry on season-long loan deal SNS Group

Hearts have signed Rangers youngster Alex Lowry on a season-long loan deal.

The Tynecastle club confirmed the signing of the 20-year-old on Friday.

The Scotland U21 international has joined on a deal until the end of the 2023/24 season, subject to SFA approval.

Lowry made his first team debut in January 2022 and has gone on to feature 14 times, scoring twice, for the Ibrox side.

He was on the bench for the UEFA Europa League Final defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt and picked up a Scottish Cup winner’s medal after their extra time win over Hearts at Hampden.

Speaking to the Official Hearts Website, Head Coach Frankie McAvoy said: “The opportunity to bring Alex in came around quickly and we’re delighted to get it done.

“He’s a very highly regarded prospect with good experience in Rangers’ first team.

“He’ll bring a spark and energy to the middle of the pitch and we’re looking forward to working with him.”

Technical Director Steven Naismith said: “Alex will be a great addition to our squad, which is really starting to take shape.

“He’s a very technical player and is direct in terms of attacking, so he will compliment the team well in the final third.

“Being a Scottish player he has a great understanding of this club and he’s already experienced playing at Tynecastle, so knows exactly what to expect.

“If everything goes to plan then he’ll be involved with the group straightaway.”