Glasgow Rangers have confirmed that Stephen Kelly has signed a new contract and will now move on loan to Ross County for the upcoming campaign.
The 20-year-old spent the previous season at Ayr United on a temporary basis and was so impressive in his 33 games in all competitions that he even picked up their Young Player of the Year award, which was selected by the fans.
He has now put pen to paper on a three-year contract that will see him stay with the Ibrox club until 2023. He will continue his development with Ross County and he will hope that this is another step on his road to becoming a first-team regular at Ibrox.
Would you like Kelly to already be included in the first-team squad?
The club announced the news on their official Twitter page, which led to plenty of reaction from the ‘Gers supporters – one fan even called him the “next Barry Ferguson”. They took to the social media platform to share their thoughts on the matter and you can see some of the best responses below:
Next Barry Ferguson
— Gordon stuart (@ajackdbottle) June 24, 2020
He’s 20! How much more development does he need??
Stop loaning out our top youth till they’re no youth anymore and till they end up useless to us! Give them a chance in our first team or cut them loose.
— Ally🇬🇧 (@StaunchEngineer) June 24, 2020
Totally agree mate not seen much of him mind but he’s supposed to be one of the best yet we never seem to give our top youngsters a chance what I don’t get is why we think he’s ready to play in the top lge but just not with us tells you all you need to know
— Bigbadger1690 (@bigbadger1690) June 24, 2020
Stephen has looked like one of the most impressive players out on loan last season with Ayr, a real key player for them. This is a great step up to play top flight football, and the lengthy contract extension shows faith that he can make the breakthrough for us.
Excellent news 👍 https://t.co/34L0gmmyuu
— James F (@HeartAndHamez) June 24, 2020
Terrific loan move for him! Hope he gets plenty game time https://t.co/rlo0KrKqY1
— Mikey (@mikeyrfc16) June 24, 2020
Quality move and hopefully some excellent development for him
— Matt McGuire (@MattMcGuire92) June 24, 2020
‘Gers fans, are you happy that Kelly has signed a long-term deal at Ibrox? Is it the right decision to loan him to Ross County? Let us know what you think by commenting below!
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