Talented Rangers midfielder Stephen Kelly is a target for a range of Scottish and English clubs after impressing on Scotland U21 international duty during the break.

Kelly, 21, was kept around at Ibrox this season after two successful loan spells at Ayr United in the Championship and then Ross County in the Premiership respectively.

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Talented midfielder Stephen Kelly is highly regarded at Rangers. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Despite much interest in the player during the summer transfer window Rangers opted to retain Kelly’s services but the youngster has yet to feature this season.

According to the Daily Record, Kelly’s lack of game time, midfield talents and performances as a youth international are interesting a range of unnamed clubs.

Talented midfielder Stephen Kelly well thought of at Rangers

Kelly was a stand-out for Scotland as they fell to a 2-0 defeat to a talent-strewn Belgian youth side which sets the nation’s qualification hopes for the U21 European Championships 2023 back.

 

But whilst Scotland’s hopes for qualifying for the tournament now appear a long-shot, Kelly’s club future is now the topic of debate.

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Signing a three-year contract at Ibrox in 2018 – convinced to sign by now outgoing Rangers manager Steven Gerrard – Kelly signed a further extension last season which ties him to Ibrox until 2023.

A decision is surely likely to be made with regards Kelly’s future in the January window but for now he remains a Rangers player.

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Stephen Kelly impressed on loan at Ross County last season. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

A player plenty at the club see as having a future with Rangers, we’re sure Stephen will be one of plenty who’re given the chance to impress Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Whilst the Dutchman is yet to be announced as Ibrox boss, all the news this morning suggests that an the ex-Ibrox star’s appointment is imminent.

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