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Lewis Mayo
Personal information
Full name Lewis Mayo
Date of birth (2000-03-19) 19 March 2000 (age 20)
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Dunfermline Athletic
(on loan from Rangers)
Number 22
Youth career
2007–2019 Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019– Rangers 0 (0)
2020Partick Thistle (loan) 3 (0)
2020–Dunfermline Athletic (loan) 6 (0)
National team
2017 Scotland U17 5 (0)
2019–2020 Scotland U19 3 (0)
2020– Scotland U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:34, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Lewis Mayo (born 19 March 2000) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Dunfermline Athletic, on loan from Rangers. Mayo previously had a loan spell with Partick Thistle.

Early Life

Mayo was born the day after Rod Wallace scored a hat-trick that helped Rangers beat Motherwell 6–2 in March 2000.[1] A Rangers fan from a young age, Mayo excelled as a student and attained straight A's at High School.[2]

Career

A highly-promising graduate of the Rangers youth academy, of which he was a member since the age of 7, Mayo signed a three-year deal with the Ibrox club in October 2018 under the management of Steven Gerrard and academy manager Graeme Murty.[citation needed] Mayo is described as a versatile player, however primarily operates in defensive positions.[citation needed]

Mayo featured and scored for Rangers in a 5–0 pre-season win over Oxford United at Ibrox and has also played in three Scottish Challenge Cup games for Rangers Colts, making it to the competition’s semi-final stage in 2020, after captaining the side for a 2–0 quarter-final win over Wrexham.[citation needed]

A Rangers fan since a young age, Mayo described the challenges of playing against players such as Jermain Defoe and Alfredo Morelos: "Jermain Defoe has been excellent as well because I play against him. He will tell me what I am doing well. It is hard and the thing is, it is either him or Alfredo Morelos in training, so you are not really getting a break. It is one or the other."[2]

Loan moves

In the January 2020 transfer window, Mayo joined Scottish Championship side Partick Thistle on loan until the end of the season with the Maryhill side.[3] Mayo made his debut in a 0-0 draw at home to Queen of the South, receiving a man of the match award for his performance.[4][5] Due to the Coronavirus pandemic cutting short the season, Mayo’s loan was ended early as he returned to Rangers after making 3 appearances for The Jags, with his game time being limited due to being injured upon signing.[6]

Mayo moved on a season-long loan to Scottish Championship side Dunfermline Athletic in September 2020.[7]

References

  1. ^ Harris, Jordan. "Lewis Mayo reacts on Twitter after signing new Rangers contract". www.hitc.com. HITC. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b McCarthy, David. "Lewis Mayo reveals relentless Rangers training regime as Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe provide ultimate school of hard knocks". www.dailyrecord.co.uk. Daily Record. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Loan News: Lewis Mayo joins on loan". www.ptfc.co.uk. Partick Thistle F.C. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  4. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51623933
  5. ^ https://ptfc.co.uk/ptfc-news/mayo-looking-to-build-on-debut-bow/
  6. ^ https://ptfc.co.uk/ptfc-news/loan-update-2/
  7. ^ Hart, Ross (25 September 2020). "Dunfermline sign Lewis Mayo from Rangers on season long loan". Dunfermline Press. Newsquest. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
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