Rangers midfielder set to leave Ibrox this summer - report
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Rangers midfielder set to leave Ibrox this summer - report

Rangers midfielder Stephen Kelly is set to leave the Ibrox club this summer but it remains to be seen if it will be on a permanent or loan deal.

According to the Daily Record, the 22-year-old midfielder is on the wanted list of a number of unnamed clubs with the report failing to specify as to where.

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But after spending last season on loan at Salford City, it would be expected that clubs from the English Football League will be monitoring Stephen Kelly.

Going into the final year of his Rangers deal, the report claims that if the right team comes calling an appropriate deal can be struck then the player could leave Ibrox permanently this summer.

But whatever happens there is an expectation that Stephen Kelly will leave the club on loan at the very least with opportunities limited in Glasgow.

Stephen Kelly faces Rangers exit this summer

Now is the time for Kelly to begin making an impression at Rangers and this is a big pre-season for the player if he harbours any serious ambitions of doing so.

Whilst the report claims an exit is likely Stephen Kelly will be under the noses of the Ibrox coaching team and there is still theoretically time to make an impression.

That said, with Kelly being at an age where he needs to be playing regularly, both the club and player face some big decisions in the coming months.

The midfielder has impressed across three separate loan spells, the first coming with Ayr United in the Championship and the second with Ross County in the Premiership.

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The most recent loan move was to Salford City where Kelly left a decent impression, playing in 21 games for the club and scoring one goal in a six month loan stint.

The exit links also come after Stephen Kelly impressed during the international break with the Scotland U21s.

The midfielder’s stunning free-kick in a match against the nation’s Denmark equivalents made headlines last month.

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