Rangers are reportedly closing in on two new first team deals with goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin and Ibrox talent Alex Lowry both linked to new contracts.

According to the Scottish Daily Express, both players are set to put pen to paper on new terms at Ibrox as the club look ahead to next season.

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Going by the report it appears that the Rangers move to sign up Jon McLaughlin appears further along than the one to sign up Alex Lowry, who only made his first-team debut in the 4-0 win over Stirling Albion at the weekend.

Jon McLaughlin, 33, has made 10 appearances for Rangers this season and has gotten used to playing second fiddle to experienced Ibrox campaigner Allan McGregor.

On his day, there is no better goalkeeper in Scotland than Gers legend McGregor but with his 40th birthday looming there has been much conjecture surrounding Allan’s future.

With that set to be decided come the end of the season, signing up Jon McLaughlin appears a wise move from Ross Wilson given the Scotland international is also out of contract.

Jon McLaughlin to be handed Rangers chance amid Allan McGregor conjecture?

Any deal would suggest that Jon McLaughlin – who has always been a safe pair of hands across his 24 appearances and 17 clean sheets for the Gers – could be given a chance to replace McGregor.

Rangers have been linked to the likes of Benjamin Siegrist, Sam Johnstone and Zander Clark amid conjecture surrounding Allan McGregor but in Jon McLaughlin the Gers already have a solid option.

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With Robby McCrorie also in the background of the club and Andy Firth likely to leave come the end of this campaign, it’s a position that may need some reshuffling in the summer.

Rangers to protect Alex Lowry interest with new deal

Teenage midfield talent Alex Lowry impressed in the 4-0 Scottish Cup win over Stirling Albion, scoring on his debut for the Gers at Ibrox.

Amongst the most highly-rated young talents in the Rangers Academy, the Gers would be wise to sign the youngster down and protect their asset.

Contracts are certainly a big part of the conversation for supporters at the minute and whilst both these deals would be welcomed, there are other deals Rangers supporters want to see signed.

Heading into the summer the likes of Ryan Kent, Joe Aribo, Alfredo Morelos and Filip Helander will all be entering the final year of their current deals.

It’s a situation that Ross Wilson has spoken about in the past and the man in charge of doling out new Rangers deals insists that he’s “relaxed” about it.

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