Queen of the South has announced the signing of defender Myles Beerman from Rangers on loan until the end of the season. After securing the services of Beerman, manager Gary Naysmith said: "I am delighted that we have been able to add Myles to our squad until the end of the season. He is a young player with a big future ahead of him and hopefully, we can help to further his development and he in return can help us in the second half of the season.

"Although only 18, Myles has already made several appearances for Rangers first team as well as making his full international debut for Malta. He will give us another option on the left-hand side of the pitch and is comfortable playing as a left back, wing back or a left midfielder. He has good energy, good pace and he likes to get forward.

"Although Scott [Mercer] has done a really good job in Jordan’s absence at left-back, I felt that by adding another naturally left-footed defender to our squad, it would strengthen us for the second part of the season and I am delighted that Myles has decided to join us rather than some of our championship rivals who were also interested in signing him."

The 18-year-old signed a two year deal with the Ibrox side after making the move from Manchester City in 2014, breaking into the Rangers first team at the tail end of last season under Pedro Caixinha making seven appearances including two games against Celtic.

Unfortunately, the Maltese international has failed to break into the side this season and with his contract running out this summer, he is desperate to secure first-team football.

The Championship side have also recalled striker Ross Ferguson from his loan spell at Annan Athletic where he scored just once in six appearances for the Scottish League Two side.