Former Rangers striker Kenny Miller has heaped praise on young Ibrox midfielder Stephen Kelly amid interest from several clubs about taking the player on loan for the remainder of the season.
Tranmere Rovers, Dundee Utd, and Kilmarnock have all been linked with a move for Kelly [ScottishSun] as a move until the end of the season is looking increasingly likely.
“He’s got creativity, energy and is really, really calm on the ball,” Miller said [Clyde1Superscoreboard].
“There’s been a number of clubs mentioned with Stephen over the last two or three days and I’m sure he’ll end up somewhere playing in the first team.
“I think Kilmarnock is a big club with title aspirations so it would be a good fit for both parties.
“Stephen is a wonderful football player and he would definitely improve any squad at that level.” Said Falkirk coach Miller.
High praise indeed for Kelly, who was included in Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s first matchday squad against Sparta Prague in the Europa League.
The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Ross County following a spell at Ayr Utd and another loan move could further aid his progress.
With the Dutchman having stated in his first press conference that players will be given a chance whether they are young or old, this will surely provide the incentive for players such as Kelly to continue working hard and seizing the opportunities that are presented to them.
The best part is, the young Scot isn’t the only one making waves, with fellow Ibrox talent Leon King having recently signed a new deal that extends his contract until 2024.
Hopefully, Kelly can impress if he goes out on loan and comes back to Rangers a stronger player. A route to the first team might be all the incentive he needs.