By Danny Wright

5th Mar, 2017 | 2:27pm

Talks underway: Rangers in negotiations to agree deal with 22-year-old

By Danny Wright

Barrie McKay is hopeful of signing a new contract with Rangers despite talks stalling due to the club’s search for a new manager.

The 22-year-old began discussions about a deal to replace his current agreement, which expires in 2018, but negotiations have been put on hold following the departure of ex-boss Mark Warburton in February.

He also added his thoughts on the stature of the Light Blues in football and that he can see himself playing for the club for the foreseeable future.

The winger came through the ranks of the Rangers academy and is now a regular feature in the first team.

“I think the club are probably waiting until they’ve got a new manager in,” said McKay, as quoted by the Sunday Post.

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“My agent met them and they were pretty keen to get it done, then obviously everything happened with the gaffer and it went quiet.

“I am just waiting to hear again basically.

“I definitely want to be part of things under the new regime.

“Rangers is a massive club. I am happy to be part of it for however long they feel necessary.”

McKay has been an integral part of Gers’ season and has played in all but one match this season.

The former Greenock Morton and Raith Rovers loanee has scored four goals and bagged 11 assists in all competitions for Rangers in what has been an impressive season for the winger.

His most recent goal came in the 3-2 victory over St. Johnstone on Wednesday night.

Since making his first team debut in 2012, McKay has made 130 appearances for Gers and has scored 18 goals.

He was handed his Scotland debut in June 2016 by Gordon Strachan when he came off the bench in a 3-0 loss to France in a friendly.

In other Rangers news, the club have suffered a major blow as their top target rejects an offer.

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