Rangers talent Charlie Lindsay is joining Derby County on trial in the hope of winning a permanent contract.

That is according to a report from the Daily Record (08:46), who claim that Lindsay is heading to Derby.

It’s stated that Lindsay had a number of English options on the table after leaving Rangers at the end of last season.

Sunderland have been heavily linked with Lindsay too but he has now decided to join up with the Rams.

Lindsay allegedly believes that Derby can offer him a pathway to regular first-team action and has decided to take the offer of a trial.

The 19-year-old is expected to join Paul Warne’s training plans in the coming days with Derby now weighing up a deal.

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Who is Derby County target Charlie Lindsay?

Lindsay emerged in the ranks of Glentoran over in his native Northern Ireland.

Rangers pounced in 2020, adding Lindsay to their development ranks at the age of 16.

Lindsay was given a huge billing during his time at Rangers; Ross Wilson – the club’s sporting director at the time – claimed that many clubs in the UK wanted Lindsay and his ‘undoubted talent’.

Rangers and Northern Ireland midfielder Steven Davis took to Twitter to praise Lindsay’s ‘huge potential’ and excitement was building.

Lindsay did all he could to break through at Rangers and had an impressive record of 12 goals and six assists in 33 Lowland League games last season.

That was with the Rangers B team but first-team minutes never came for Lindsay, who is now looking for a new opportunity.

A young, promising midfielder with goalscoring ability, Lindsay won’t be without a club for long and Derby will now get a close look in the coming days.