Partick Thistle manager Ian McCall has raved about Rangers loanee Kieran Wright and says he’s in constant in contact with key Ibrox figures regarding his progress [Not The Old Firm].
Wright, a goalkeeper, joined the Jags on a season-long loan deal in August alongside fellow Gers Academy prospect Rhys Breen.
He was initially made to wait for an opportunity in a competitive match, but following an injury to Jamie Sneddon, he’s been given a run of games and has helped to turn the League One club’s form around.
The Scotland U21 international has kept clean sheets in his last three matches and McCall is delighted with his contributions so far.
“He’s come in and he’s done really well,” he said [Not The Old Firm]. “I would say that he’s not really had much to do in the last two games. My opinion on goalies is that most of them can make a lot of good saves but it’s the easy things – catching the ball, throwing it early, kicking, talking – he’s been excellent at.”
“Kirky [Billy Kirkwood] phones me all the time and I speak to Gary [McAllister] every week. There’s a constant process involved there, we fill in reports on how they’re doing and things like that.
“Both have done really well and long may that continue. They’re both young players and this is their opportunity to be regulars in the first team.”
Rangers have a number of talented young keepers on the books right now, with Robby McCrorie the most highly thought of.
However, on his fifth loan spell away from Ibrox, plenty of attention is being paid to Wright.
Gary McAllister and Craig Mulholland watched both he and Breen – who is now out injured – during a 2-2 draw with Falkirk last month, and the 20-year-old hasn’t put a foot wrong in weeks.
He’ll be hoping to hold onto his place when Sneddon returns to fitness and to get a full campaign under his belt as a no.1.