Scottish news

McKay pens new deal with Rangers

January 30, 2013
By ESPN staff

Rangers winger Barrie McKay has signed a new five-year deal with the Ibrox club.

Rangers youngster Barrie McKay must keep his feet on the ground
GettyImagesRangers youngster Barrie McKay has impressed this season

McKay, 18, pledged himself to Rangers until 2017 in August, along with team-mates Lewis Macleod and Robbie Crawford. However, Scottish Football Association rules barred him from signing his new contract until he turned 18 on December 30.

Gers manager Ally McCoist said he was delighted to secure McKay on the long-term deal.

"We have now completed the contractual process with Barrie. He deserves it," he said.

"We want the best years of his career to be at Rangers, as we do with all of the young players who are doing well for us.

"It's a boost for them to sign these deals and it's a boost for us, too. It also shows the fans that good talent is coming through at Murray Park.''

McKay has scored four goals in 30 appearances for the club this term, and McCoist added: "Barrie is still very young and he does things that young players do, but we have been very encouraged by him.

"However, he is at a far greater stage in terms of his progression than we thought he would be which is great - but, of course, he still has a long way to go.''

Information from the Press Association was used in this report