By Harry Sykes

Rangers are ready to hand Myles Beerman a lucrative new contract as a reward for his eyecatching first-team impact, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claim Ibrox chiefs are keen to tie the defender, 18, down to an extended deal that will include a bumper pay rise.

It is said that manager Pedro Caixinha has given the green light for Beerman’s current terms to be “dramatically improved”.

The teenager has made a huge impression since being fast-tracked into the Rangers team at the start of this month due to a defensive injury crisis.

With skipper Lee Wallace sidelined, Beerman has started the last three matches and delivered assured performances as the team kept clean sheets against Kilmarnock, Aberdeen and Partick Thistle.

The Malta Under-21 international joined Rangers on a two-year deal last summer after being released by Manchester City.

The Scottish Sun report that Beerman is set to keep his place for Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final showdown against Celtic at Hampden, as Wallace is once again to miss out through injury.

In other Rangers transfer news, one of the club’s outstanding players has revealed a leading Premier League club are keeping close tabs on him ahead of a summer move.

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