Following confirmation that Charlie Lindsay has recently joined Derby County on trial, the Rams now have another ex-Rangers academy lad on their books, and former teammate of Lindsay, Tony Weston.
The Daily Record claim that 19-year-old striker Weston has also linked up with the East Midlands outfit for a trial period.
Weston joined Rangers from Blackpool in the summer of 2020, but failed to make an impact in Glasgow prior to his release.
On loan at Scottish League One outfit Cove Rangers last season, the youngster failed to get on the scoresheet in his 13 appearances. His loan spell prior to that at Partick Thistle saw him score once in 18 outings.
The Englishman, who can also play as a left winger, made one senior appearance for Rangers, playing 19 minutes in a 3-1 win over Heart of Midlothian at the back end of last season.
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What role would Weston have?
Derby are in serious need of attacking reinforcements, however, it is likely that Weston would join the Rams’ academy set-up alongside Lindsay if his trial was successful.
That is not to say that he might not also feature in the first team set up, though, as Derby have an impressive track record of putting faith into their youngsters and take great pride in their academy’s pathway through to the senior squad.
Derby U21s suffered massively last season as a result of the club’s recent spell in administration, with many of their youngsters moving to other sides or being fast-tracked through to the first team themselves.
Subsequently, the young Rams finished the season with just a single point.
Owner David Clowes is intent on re-establishing the youth set-up at Derby, and Weston could well become an important part of the project should he impress on his trial.
The Rams’ rebuild continues.