Former Rangers youngster Rhys McCabe returns to Scotland with Dunfermline

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press

Former Rangers midfielder Rhys McCabe is back in Scottish football after signing a deal with League One outfit Dunfermline.

The 23-year-old was on trial with St Johnstone, Hibs and Shrewsbury Town during the summer, but failed to win a permanent contract following his release by Sheffield Wednesday.

McCabe, who was capped three times for Scotland at under-21 level, also had a spell training with the Pars and played the full 90 minutes in their Development League win over Hearts earlier this month.

East End Park
Rhys McCabe has already turned out for Dunfermline’s development squad

 

And he committed to the Fifers yesterday, meaning he could make his first-team debut against Stenhousemuir this afternoon.

McCabe was considered one of the brightest young prospects to emerge through the Murray Park ranks, impressing during his nine outings for Rangers in the 2011/12 campaign.

However, he left the club following their financial collapse in 2012 and penned a three-year deal at Wednesday, making 36 appearances and failing to cement a regular starting berth.

The creative midfielder also had a short spell on loan with Portsmouth.

McCabe will now hope to kick-start his career north of the border with a stint at East End Park.

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