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7th Jun, 2017 | 1:41pm

Done deal: Goalkeeper signs after Rangers agree terms

By Derek Smithson

Rangers youngster Liam Kelly has signed a new contract at Ibrox, it was announced on Wednesday morning.

The Gers confirmed on their official website that the goalkeeper has been rewarded with a new two-year deal.

The 21-year-old has impressed first team manager Pedro Caixinha enough to get a new contract and is a product of the club’s academy.

Kelly is yet to make a senior appearance for the Scottish giants, but was the back-up option at the beginning of the 2015/16 campaign.

The shot stopper spent the whole of last season on loan at Livingston and helped them win the League One title comfortably.

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He made 14 appearances across all competitions for Livingston and conceded 22 goals.

Kelly has also made two appearances for Scotland’s Under-21s and has represented his country at various age levels.

Football Insider verdict:

Rangers fans will be encouraged that Kelly has been handed a new deal Ibrox as it remains important that players do break into the first team from the academy. Caixinha has been extremely busy in the transfer market so far and is brining in several recruits, but it’s crucial he respects the youth products. Kelly has been sent out loan during the past 18 months and that would perhaps be another smart move for next season. Wes Foderingham and Jak Alnwick are the two senior options currently at the Gers disposal, meaning Kelly is unlikely to get any first team chances in the near future.

In other Rangers transfer news, Alex Rae has revealed how Caixinha has used his advice.

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