By Matt Bullin
Rangers star Barrie McKay has revealed he wanted to prove a point to Pedro Caixinha during his side’s 2-1 win at Partick Thistle on Sunday, and has hinted strongly at wanting to stay with Rangers.
McKay struck the Gers equaliser in the 83rd minute, after Kris Doolan had opened the scoring for Thistle.
However it was Joe Garner who settled the result, as his injury time winner secured an all-important three points for his side, after back-to-back Old Firm defeats.
McKay’s future at Ibrox has become uncertain as he has not started since April 15 after being a regular in the first half of the season.
In quotes published by the Sunday Post, Caixinha has stated that contract talks would be re-opened with McKay again next week, after he had rejected their initial two-year extension deal.
The 22-year-old’s contract enters its final year this summer, and when asked if he was trying to prove a point to Caixinha, he admitted to the Sun: “Yeah a little bit.
“Obviously every player wants to be starting the game from the start and that’s my task – to get myself back in the team.
“I think every player here needs to earn the shirt. We want to play under the new manager so I think that’s up to them to do that.”
The one-time Scotland international has been in good form for the Gers this season and has supplied 11 assists, and scored five goals in his 43 league and cup games.
Following Sunday’s win at Firhill, the Gers remain third in the Scottish Premiership, nine points ahead of St. Johnstone who are their nearest rivals for the final European spot.
In other Rangers news, fans tore into this attacker after his poor display against Partick.