By James Black
Promising Rangers midfielder Stephen Kelly has revealed he dreams of playing in the Champions League for the Gers as he progresses through the club’s Academy.
17-year-old Kelly has impressed the Ibrox coaching staff as he continues his development and has become a big part of the Under-20 side this season as they embark on their ambitious ‘Academy Games’ project.
“I’ve always wanted to win trophies with Rangers and I also want to play in the Champions League,” Kelly told Rangers’ official podcast.
The 17-year-old has been with Rangers since he was 8 and will be hoping to follow in Ross McCrorie’s footsteps and make his way into the first-team at Ibrox.
As part of the club’s ‘Academy Games’ programme the club’s Under-20’s have been facing elite sides from across the UK and Europe in a year-long series of friendlies.
Some of the sides who have faced the young Gers so far include Liverpool, PSV Eindhoven, Manchester City and AZ Alkmaar.
Kelly is yet to make his competitive debut for the Gers but has featured in recent closed-doors games with the senior side.
The midfielder has represented Scotland up to Under-17 level but missed out on a place at this year’s European Championship despite a strong season in the Gers’ Under-17 side.
In other Rangers team news, Fabio Cardoso has returned to training after suffering a nose injury