Rangers Academy goalkeeper Kieran Wright has signed a new deal at the club just days after the Partick Thistle loanee grabbed headlines with a wonder save for the Jags.
Wright, 21, is one of a number of talented youth goalkeepers at Rangers and this new deal ties him to Rangers until at least 2023.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) April 3, 2021
The keeper also appeared to harness his inner Allan McGregor during Partick Thistle’s recent 4-2 win over Airdrie in the Scottish League One.
The talented goalie was lauded by ex-Ger and rival boss Ian Murray after the game for halting Paul McKay on 35 minutes with a tremendous save from point-blank range.
Thistle were 1-0 down at this point and had the goal went in Airdrie would’ve doubled their advantage but as it transpired Partick would race up to the other side of the pitch and equalise.
Was at Airdrie v Partick Thistle today and saw Rangers loanee Kieran Wright make this ridiculous point-blank save.
Scott Tiffoney then went straight up the other end and scored to top it off.pic.twitter.com/LqU8kp9WdF
— Andrew Maclean (@AndrewMaclean_) March 27, 2021
Wright will be delighted to sign the new deal and the keeper was lauded by goalie coach Colin Stewart as he pledged two more years to Ibrox.
“I’m delighted for Kieran to have signed this new deal, and it is important for him to keep the head down and keep working hard to keep developing,” said Stewart [Rangers].
“I’ve been pleased to see how hard Kieran has worked with our performance department in the gym to further enhance his abilities.
“He has a great opportunity now at a good club, Partick Thistle, under a good manager in Ian McCall, and goalkeeping coach Kenny Arthur, to continue his development for the reminder of the season and show what he can do.
“Beyond that, he has two more years now at Rangers which is a fantastic opportunity for him to kick on further in his career.”
Wright also becomes the second goalkeeper to sign on the dotted line at Ibrox this week with the Gers also announcing a deal for veteran stopper Allan McGregor.
In doing so, the Ibrox side also freed up north of £5m in cash to help spend towards qualification for Europe’s Premier club competition.