Rangers hand teenage trio long-term deals

Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod

Rangers have given contract extensions to three teenagers who have broken into the first team now that the Ibrox club are playing in Division Three.

Barrie McKay, Lewis Macleod and Robbie Crawford have penned new five-year contracts at Ibrox.

McKay, the 17-year-old forward who arrived from Kilmarnock in 2011, had been linked with Everton this summer.

McKay has remained with Rangers despite being linked with English clubs
McKay has remained with Rangers despite being linked with English clubs

The 18-year-old Macleod and 19-year-old fellow midfielder Crawford have come through the Ibrox youth system.

And Macleod, who has started all eight of Rangers' matches this season, told the club website: "I wouldn't want to sign anywhere else, so to be here at Rangers is great.

"I've been here since I was 10, so it's been a long time and a big part of my life.

"Playing week in and week out in front of almost 50,000 fans has been great."

Crawford has been a regular on Rangers' bench and made four appearances so far, while McKay has played nine times and scored in a 2-2 draw with Peterhead.

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