DATE OF BIRTH15 October 2002
Dion Rankine has been with us for three years after signing from Cambridge United as an Under-14.
An adventurous and pacey wide player who can operate on the left or right, he scored his first goal of the 2019/20 seaon in the Under-18s Premier League Cup against Blackburn Rovers before signing his first professional deal later in October 2019.
Deployed as a wing-back for large parts of the 2019/20 season Rankine enjoyed getting up and down the wing and made his Youth Cup debut in the 5-0 win over Bradford in January. In total the winger made 23 outings and scored four goals for our Academy teams.
Rankine started the 2020/21 season with Andy Myers' development squad and scored on his debut at that level during the opening game of the season against West Ham. At the midpoint of the season the winger had made 11 appearances across Academy competitions, with the majority coming in Premier League 2.