Rangers starlet couldn't wipe the smile off his face after Gers decision
Photo by Cees van Hoogdalem/Soccrates/Getty Images

Rangers starlet couldn't wipe the smile off his face after Gers decision

Northern Irish striker Chris McKee has been in prolific form this season for the Rangers B team, and the 18-year-old admits he couldn’t wipe the smile off his face when he was handed a one-year extension to his Gers contract last month, keeping him at Ibrox until 2022.

The former Linfield and Glentoran youngster has been really impressive for the young Gers this season so far and told how he put the work in over lockdown to be the fittest he’s ever been.

McKee in action for Northern Ireland under-17s (Photo by Cees van Hoogdalem/Soccrates/Getty Images)

McKee thinks that helped secure a new deal at Ibrox and has turned him into a better player as he looks to continue climbing through the ranks for club and country.

“I must admit when they told me I was getting a new deal I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face!” McKee said [Irish FA]

“Over the lockdown I got myself super fit so it would give me an edge over the other players.

“I did loads of extra sessions during the break and I’m now the fittest I have ever been and I feel it’s made me a better player which helped in getting a new contract.”

McKee has represented Northern Ireland at under-19 level and he received his first under-21s call-up last month for a European Championship qualifier against Ukraine.

The striker led the line last night for the Colts as they booked their place in the City of Glasgow Cup final, helping the young Gers to a 2-0 win over Clyde.

While he’s still only 18, McKee looks to have a really promising future ahead of him and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him head out on loan soon in a bid to get some first-team minutes under his belt.

Rangers Colts were dominant against Clyde last night, read our match report as the Colts booked their place in the final against Celtic next month.

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