First team

Alex Lowry signs on loan

04 August 2023

Hearts have completed the loan signing of highly-rated Rangers midfielder Alex Lowry.


The Scotland U21 cap joins the Jambos on a deal until the end of the 2023/24 season, subject to SFA approval.


20-year-old Alex is a product of Rangers’ youth system, having joined the club at the age of 10.


A dynamic, attacking midfielder, Alex made his first team debut in January 2022. He’s gone on to feature 14 times, scoring twice, and was on the bench for Rangers’ UEFA Europa League Final defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt and picked up a Scottish Cup winner’s medal after their extra time win over Hearts at Hampden.


Capped at youth level for Scotland, Alex made his U21s debut against Iceland in November last year.


He’ll now pull on the maroon jersey this season after becoming signing number five of this window.


Speaking to the Official Hearts Website, Head Coach Frankie McAvoy said: “The opportunity to bring Alex in came around quickly and we’re delighted to get it done.


“He’s a very highly regarded prospect with good experience in Rangers’ first team.


“He’ll bring a spark and energy to the middle of the pitch and we’re looking forward to working with him.”


Technical Director Steven Naismith said: “Alex will be a great addition to our squad, which is really starting to take shape.


“He’s a very technical player and is direct in terms of attacking, so he will compliment the team well in the final third.


“Being a Scottish player he has a great understanding of this club and he’s already experienced playing at Tynecastle, so knows exactly what to expect.


“If everything goes to plan then he’ll be involved with the group straightaway.”


Sporting Director Joe Savage said: “We’ve managed to get this deal done very quickly so I have to thank everyone involved for their efforts.


“We cast the net far and wide when comes to identifying talent so for a quality player to become available on your doorstep was too good an opportunity to pass up.


“I’m sure the fans will take to Alex, given his attacking ability and I’m looking forward to watching him light up Tynecastle.”