Glasgow Rangers youngster Stephen Kelly has signed a new contract that will keep him at Ibrox until 2023.
20-year-old Kelly has put pen to paper on a new deal that will see him stay at the club until 2023, the Gers confirmed on their official website on Wednesday.
However, rather than staying in Glasgow for the 20/21 season, he will instead join Ross County on loan as he continues his development.
This a very strong move from the Gers, and it further underlines their commitment to looking towards the future following the signings of Ianis Hagi, Calvin Bassey and Charlie Lindsay. From a performance point of view, as well, Kelly is more than deserving of this long-term contract.
The Scotland U21 international spent the previous term with Ayr United on a temporary basis, and he clearly impressed all those at the club on the way. He scored six times and provided four assists in 33 matches in all competitions, which eventually helped him get his hands on the club’s Young Player of the Year award, which was voted for by the supporters.
Would you like Kelly to already be included in the first-team squad?
There is already plenty of competition in the Gers’ midfield, which means that this is the best decision for his development right now. Many more performances like the ones at Ayr, though, and he could well soon be muscling his way into Steven Gerrard’s first-team plans.
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