Ryan Hardie reacts after signing new Rangers contract, mentions Miller and Waghorn

Ryan Hardie has extended his contract with Rangers.

Rangers have confirmed on their official website that teenage forward Ryan Hardie has penned a new contract to keep him at Ibrox until 2018.

Hardie, 18, has come up through the ranks at Rangers, and played in the first team under Stuart McCall last season, scoring twice in five games.

The striker hasn't found first team football quite so easy to come by under Mark Warburton, but he is still considered to be one of the club's top young prospects.

Now, the club have confirmed on their official website that Hardie has signed a contract extension until 2018, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season.

Hardie has spoken about his feelings having signed the deal, and admitted that he is delighted to have committed his future to such as 'massive club'.

Hardie also noted that he has been learning from first team duo Martyn Waghorn and Kenny Miller, two players who have scored plenty of goals over the course of their careers.

"It’s a great feeling to sign an extension, it is massive club and I’m looking forward to doing my best here and helping get Rangers back to where it belongs," said Hardie. "After you sign a new deal there is always a bit of relief and it’s good to know I can now focus on my football and improving my game here at Rangers."

"Everyone can see the club is moving forward and Mark and David have come in with a lot of new ideas and the team’s form this season has been excellent. Hopefully I get more first-team action under my belt soon but I’m learning all the time from the strikers at the club."

"Martyn Waghorn has scored a lot of goals while Kenny Miller, who is now helping with the coaching of the Development squad, has so much experience and he is giving me a lot of advice. So it’s a great time to be at the club and I’m absolutely delighted to sign my extension," he added.

Hardie will now be hoping to play more first team football this season, and the contract extension shows just how much manager Warburton is looking to the future at Ibrox.

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