By Danny Wright

11th Dec, 2017 | 7:27am

Talks underway: Rangers aim to thrash out enforcer deal - confirmed

Rangers are aiming to thrash out a new contract for Ross McCrorie, it has been confirmed.

Caretaker manager Graeme Murty has revealed that talks are underway for McCrorie, 19, to be handed a new deal after becoming a key part of the Rangers first-team this season.

McCrorie’s form has seen him keep the likes of Bruno Alves and Fabio Cardoso on the bench while recently he has switched into a deep-lying midfield role which has had a great impact on results.

The Daily Record has reported that the Gers are looking to extend his deal beyond 2019 and Murty has suggested that the enforcer would be willing to pen fresh terms.

“I think that a new contract is being discussed behind the scenes and you will have to talk to the decision makers with that. But he appears happy, he appears settled and I don’t think there are many things he would want to walk away from this football club for,” he said, as quoted by the Record.

“I think it would be for the benefit of all for those discussions to be brought to a close.”

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McCrorie only made his debut for the Light Blues in September but ever since he has become one of the first names on the teamsheet and has really come of age under the caretaker leadership of Murty.

The Scotland Under-21 international has made 13 appearances across all competition this term, scoring one goal which came in the 3-0 hammering of Partick in March.

Rangers have recently won three fixtures in a row for the first time since 2016 and that has coincided with McCrorie being switched into a defensive midfield role.

Next up for the Light Blues is a trip to Easter Road to face Hibernian on Wednesday night.

In other Rangers news, Mark Warburton has revealed he wanted to sign this Celtic player while he was in charge at Ibrox.

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