Rangers Sign Kyle Bartley on Loan

GLASGOW SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Scott Brown of Celtic is tackled by Kyle Bartley of Rangers during the Clydesdale Bank Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on February 20 2011 in Glasgow Scotland.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

A day after signing a new contract at Arsenal, Kyle Bartley returns to Rangers on a season-long loan, who had signed the 20 year old on loan for the latter part of last season before Bartley suffered a season ending knee surgery. 

The move will disappoint some who thought that Bartley would be a better 4th choice centre back than Sebastien Squillaci. At 6'3 and a veteran of the Championship, he certainly possesses some of those typical "English" centre back qualities, but, last Sunday proved himself to also be a strong tackler and a good reader of the game, as well as having a quick first step. While it's disappointing to see him go, it'll be good for him to get minutes in Scotland and in the Europa League as well (providing Rangers qualify), and it could mean that Wenger is on the verge of completing a move for either Phil Jagielka, Chris Samba or Gary Cahill. 

It is unclear if there is a provision for Bartley to return to Arsenal before his loan period is up, in case of emergency. 

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Short Fuse

You must be a member of The Short Fuse to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Short Fuse. You should read them.

Join The Short Fuse

You must be a member of The Short Fuse to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Short Fuse. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker