Rangers have confirmed that young goalkeeper Nicky Hogarth has wrapped up a contract extension.
The Light Blues announced via their official Youth Academy Twitter account on Wednesday that Hogarth, 17, has agreed to extend his stay at Ibrox until the end of the 2019/20 season after impressing in the club’s development sides.
— Rangers Youth Academy (@RFC_Youth) April 18, 2018
Hogarth is one of a number of promising shot-stoppers in the Ibrox youth ranks with Ross McCrorie and Liam Kelly also proving that they may have what it takes to break into the first-team in the future.
He is yet to get the nod to play in the senior side but it is definitely a positive piece of news in what has been a testing few days for the Rangers fans after a 4-0 defeat to Celtic and seeing Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace suspended in the aftermath.
Football Insider verdict
Hogarth is still very young and may have to be very patient to see whether or not he will ever break into the Rangers first-team. The development sides have been on the up lately and there are more younger players who are getting the breakthrough. Hopefully Graeme Murty, when his spell as first-team manager ends, returns to the Under-20s because he was doing a fantastic job with them. He will surely know a lot about Hogarth but there’s no way that the 17-year-old will be getting a call up any time soon with Wes Foderingham and Jak Alnwick around as well as other impressive younger players.