RANGERS can today confirm that winger Barrie McKay has signed a contract extension with the club.

McKay has secured his future at Ibrox by signing a new deal that will tie him to the club until May 2018.

The winger has played a total of 78 times for Rangers, after making his first start in July 2012 against Brechin City at the age of 17.

McKay has been a mainstay in the starting eleven this season, playing thirty-three times already this campaign and scoring six times.

Academy graduate McKay agreed a five year contract with the Light Blues in September 2012 at the same time as Lewis Macleod and Robbie Crawford.

The pacey winger made his Rangers debut against St Johnstone in the Light Blues’ last game of the 2011/12 season.

Having been released by Kilmarnock in August of 2011, his first outing marked a massive turnaround in his fledgling career.

He was promoted to the first team ahead of the 2012/13 season and struck Rangers’ first ever league goal outside the top flight.

He was loaned out for the second half of the 2013/14 season to Morton, where he scored three goals in 14 starts. At the start of the 2014/15 he was sent out on loan again, this time to Championship Raith Rovers.

He has represented Scotland at under-18 level through to under-21 level.

Speaking after today’s announcement, McKay exclusively told us: “It means a lot and it shows everyone how far I’ve come in the past year to earn myself a new deal which I am happy to sign.

“I was there when the journey back started and hopefully now we are going to finish it, and seeing it through will be a great personal achievement.

“I made my debut when I was 17 and the change in me from then to now has been massive, and I feel the manager and Davie have given me a lot of confidence this season.

“They have been great with me and I have a lot to thank them for.”

Read more about McKay here:

  • Barrie McKay player profile HERE
  • Read more news about McKay HERE

Watch more about McKay here:

  • Watch all goals scored by McKay HERE
  • Watch McKay’s RangersMind HERE

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