Rangers midfielder Stephen Kelly has been named Young Player of the Year by Ayr United fans after an impressive season on loan with the Honest Men – and some Gers fans wants Steven Gerrard to give him a chance in the Ibrox first-team when football finally resumes.

Kelly helped Ayr to a fourth-place finish in the Championship, making 31 appearances and scoring six times, as he looks to gain first-team experience to push for a place in Gerrard’s squad.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Stephen Kelly of Rangers is seen during the Betfred Scottish League Cup Quarter Final match between Rangers and Ayr United on September 26, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Kelly in action for Rangers – against Ayr – in the Betfred Cup (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The 20-year-old has won rave reviews during his time at Somerset Park and some fans think he would make a good addition to Gerrard’s squad ahead of a renewed push to win the club’s first title since 2011.

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He netted his first professional goal during a League Cup fixture against Stranraer in July and quickly became a permanent fixture in midfield.

A change of management didn’t deter his progress as Ian McCall left and was replaced by Mark Kerr and Kelly continued to impress as Ayr maintained their push for a playoff place before the season was ended early.

Rangers fans were delighted for Kelly after his recognition by Ayr – with one boldly predicting he will be Gers captain one day.


Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:


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