Yet another impressive display by Rangers 21-yr-old, Allen must get contract situation sorted
Rangers centre-back David Bates turned in yet another impressive display for the Gers in their 4-1 win over St Johnstone on Tuesday night.
The 21-year-old has been excellent since he became a first-regular in December, after replacing the injured Bruno Alves in the goalless Old Firm draw at Celtic Park.
That game was the making of the former Raith Rovers player, and since then he hasn’t looked back, and has recently formed a centre-back partnership with January signing Russell Martin, where already he looks the most accomplished of the duo.
The only blot on the horizon is that he is yet to agree a new deal with with the Gers, and his contract runs out at the end of the season.
The Gers have recently agreed contract extensions with the likes of James Tavernier and Josh Windass, and will want to add Bates to the list of players that have committed their future to the Ibrox club thanks to good work done by director of football Mark Allen.
The Daily Record reported back in January that Sunderland were interested in signing the player, but he is too good for them and the player has intimated to Sky Sports that he wants to stay at Ibrox.
If the Gers want to keep the nucleus of the current side together, it is important that director of football Mark Allen sorts of his contract situation as soon as possibly by getting him to sign new terms.
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