It’s been a busy weekend for Rangers on the contract front.
First the club announced new deals for defensive starlets James Maxwell and Nathan Patterson, and they’ve followed that double signing up with another extension.
This time it was the turn of young goalkeeper Kieran Wright, with the stopper penning a deal that will run up to 2021, as per the Gers’ official website.
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The 19-year-old has been training with the first team regularly over the past few months, and is regarded as the main backup to Steven Gerrard’s pool of first team options.
All things considered, this feels like another smart move from the Bears.
Whether it’s coincidence or part of some broader initiative, to have this many new deals announced in such a short period of time shows just how highly the club values it’s youth options, and how fixated on planning for the future the Gerrard regime is.
As with Maxwell and Patterson, Wright looks as if he has all the makings of a future first teamer at Ibrox, so it’s really positive to see him commit himself to the Light Blues’ protect.
The youngster already has three loan spells under his belt despite his age, and on that basis alone you could probably argue that he is more experienced than most of his peers.
With Allan McGregor approaching his 38th birthday, the Gers will need a long term replacement in the not-too-distant future, and if that is the case then Wright could stand as good a chance as anybody of taking his crown.