Rangers midfielder Alex Lowry was the toast of the Ibrox support after putting pen to paper on a new contract that keeps him at the club until 2025 – and now he just wants to focus on his football.
The Scotland youth international has become a big favourite since making a goal-scoring first-team debut earlier this year against Stirling Albion in the Scottish Cup.
Amid reports linking him with moves to Manchester City or Newcastle United, Lowry insists he didn’t see himself playing anywhere other than for his boyhood heroes
“Yeah, now the contract is out of the way I can concentrate solely on my football,” Lowry said. “That hanging around for a while wasn’t great and it was a wait. However, it’s done now and football is the main thing. I’m just looking to kick on and perform well for Rangers.
“I’m buzzing. You can see where the club is going, we’re in a European final, that was a key point. Also the fan base and everything about the place I’ve loved since I was young, I didn’t want to go anywhere else.”
Rangers need to give Lowry regular first-team chances in the coming months
The midfielder has looked more than comfortable when he’s been given a chance in the first-team this season and Gio can Bronckhorst needs to give him more regular minutes moving forward.
With Steven Davis nearing the end of his contract and speculation over the likes of Glen Kamara and Joe Aribo’s long-term future, Lowry can be an ideal replacement.
As one of four Academy talents on the pitch at the end of yesterday’s win over Dundee United, there’s some really promising times ahead for the Light Blues.