Kieran Wright has put pen to paper on a new Rangers contract as the young keeper gets set for a new role at the club.

The Scotland Under-21 international has yet to feature for the first-team at Ibrox but might now get a chance to feature more regularly in squads.

The 24-year old’s contract was set to expire this summer but Kieran Wright will now be at Rangers until 2025.

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Robby McCrorie has grasped his promotion to number one with both hands and has impressed Michael Beale in the process.

Only one goal conceded since the split coming from a corner in stoppage time against Hibernian proves that he has what it takes to compete for the starting role regularly.

What the future holds for Wright is a little less clear.

Having been on loan with Dumbarton in 2021/22, Wright spent this season at Rangers working with Colin Stewart and his coaching team alongside Allan McGregor and Jon McLaughlin.

Regularly seen in training videos or on matchdays fielding shots from players, he now appears to be a home-grown back-up option for UEFA squads and little else.

With McGregor leaving and McLaughlin tipped to leave, Wright might be promoted to third choice, however, his chances of getting game time will still be limited.

Recruiting for this position is never an easy job and having Wright in place is a better option than paying higher wages to a player like McLaughlin.

If Michael Beale wants to save money and streamline the squad then using the academy to fill squad positions has to become a more regular occurrence.

With a shortage of Scottish options available on the market, retaining the services of an academy trained player makes a lot of sense, even if it isn’t a particularly exciting announcement.

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