Former Rangers defender 'adds real quality' as Airdrie make third summer signing

-Credit: (Image: AFC)
-Credit: (Image: AFC)


Airdrieonians have announced the signing of former Rangers and Dumbarton defender Aidan Wilson.

The 25-year-old, who spent 14 years at Rangers and made two first team appearances, has been in Northern Ireland with Glentoran for the last two seasons but he has sealed a return to Scotland, becoming Rhys McCabe's third summer signing.

He joins recent arrivals defender Dylan MacDonald from East Kilbride and striker Aaron Reid from Aberdeen

Aidan Wilson in action for Rangers -Credit:SNS Group
Aidan Wilson in action for Rangers -Credit:SNS Group

Aidan, who has also had spells with Edinburgh City, Forfar and Crusaders, said: “I’m delighted - it’s good to get things sorted and I’m looking forward to getting in and getting started. I’ve played all over the place, but I see myself as a centre-half. Having a chat with the gaffer, the way he plays should suit me down to a tee.

“He’s trying to create an environment where you’re going to get better and learn, so I’m really looking forward to it and hopefully I can do well.”

Aidan Wilson in action for Dumbarton -Credit:SNS
Aidan Wilson in action for Dumbarton -Credit:SNS



Manager Rhys McCabe said: "Aidan’s been a target that we’ve been pursuing for a number of weeks, and again he fits the model here.

“He’s got good experience in two or three positions at the back, having played over 100 games in the last couple of seasons and being a big part of his previous clubs. I think he can add real quality and he’ll prove to be a very good addition to the squad."

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