RANGERS Football Club are delighted to announce that striker Zak Rudden has signed a one-year contract extension.

The 19-year-old impressed while on loan at Falkirk last season scoring 12 Championship goals in 31 appearances for the Bairns.

Now Rudden is hoping to develop other parts of his game, as well as continuing to hit the back of the net.

Speaking to RangersTV, he said: “I am delighted for the club to back me again and give me another deal, I am over the moon.

“I’ve developed a lot and I think I’ve become more like a man now instead of being like a wee boy at the start of last season, so I think I have come into myself a lot.”

Rudden scored his first goal at Ibrox in last season’s 6-0 preseason victory over Bury.

Despite winning four Bairns Player of the Year awards, the Scotland under-19 international said a tough season with Falkirk, who were relegated on the last day of the season, made him even more determined to make his mark at Rangers.

The youngster, who scooped the Players Player of the Year, Supporters Player of the Year, Goal of the Season and Young Player of the Year added: “I was lucky with the life I was living then I went to Falkirk and the fans were brilliant with me but I did miss being around here.

“I’m going to try and make the Gaffers mind up that he doesn’t need another striker and that I am the guy that can make his squad.

“They said I done well on loan but that there were bits of my game missing and that I need to improve on so that’s what I have been trying to do when I have been away on my break just to try and improve but they were delighted that I made a name for myself scoring goals, I just need to make sure that I am an all-round player.”

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