By Joe Ellis

12th Jan, 2022 | 3:10pm

Paul Scholes convinces Rangers youngster to join Salford City

Stephen Kelly looks set to leave Rangers on loan after a phone call from Manchester United legend Paul Scholes convinced him.

According to the Daily Record, Kelly is set to snub Scottish Premiership sides St Johnstone, Livingston and Dundee United in favour of English League Two club Salford City.

Scholes, who part-owns the Ammies, called the 21-year-old in an attempt to convince him to choose his side over staying in Scotland and after the personal plea, it looks like Kelly has made up his mind.

The best phone call

Imagine being ready to move out on loan, and then seeing your phone ring and Paul Scholes’ name appearing on the screen.

That, we assume, is what happened to Kelly and it says a lot about his talent that the former England midfielder took time out of his day to personally call him.

He must have something about him for so many teams to be interested in bringing him in.

Dunfermline were another side keen to keep him in Scotland while Salfrod’s League Two rivals Tranmere Rovers also keen on the 21-year-old.

Tranmere would have been confident on adding Kelly to their squad with fellow Rangers youngster Josh McPake already at Prenton Park on loan.

Salford have found themselves stuck in League Two after their rapid rise through non-league and sit 11th in the league at the halfway stage.

McPake’s Tranmere are up in second but the Rangers pair won’t play each other this season with the two clubs drawing 1-1 last night (11 January).

In other Rangers news, an ‘incredible’ defender has made his decision to join the Gers in January.