Rangers starlet Mackenzie Strachan pens new two-year deal at Ibrox
Rangers have sealed the stay of teenager Mackenzie Strachan as the player himself announced that he’s signed a two-year extension.
The 18-year-old took to Twitter to reveal that he had put pen to paper at Auchenhowie having already broken into the Rangers B team this season.
They have headed straight to the top of the Lowland League after five matches with four wins and a defeat – the same record as East Kilbride – and Strachan has started in every single game so far.
“Happy to sign a new two-year deal at Rangers, the journey continues,” Strachan said as he extended his stay at Ibrox until the summer of 2025.
Rangers B now face four successive away games at Caledonian Braves, Dalbeattie Star, University of Stirling and Gretna 2008 before the mini Old Firm derby against Celtic at home.
Strachan is just one of a host of young players currently working themselves as hard as they can to prove to Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his coaching staff that they should be considered for a promotion to the first team.
The pressure is being applied on the current players at Auchenhowie with Rangers splashing the cash on a wave of new teenage talent from across the United Kingdom but Strachan has kept his head above water.
The 18-year-old will have been boosted to see Alex Lowry be given the chance to shine in the Scottish Cup last season and thrive in the senior setup as well as defender Leon King.
Continuous regular football in the Lowland League will only serve to improve the teenager and his teammates in their temperament and physicality before they reach the senior side.
Strachan could be the next one off the production line but after a productive transfer window for the club, suspension or injuries may have to occur before he gets the nod in any competition.