Nicky Clark admits his Rangers future hangs in the balance

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The 24-year-old has failed to break into the first team this season.

Rangers forward Nicky Clark has admitted to the Daily Record that he is playing for his future, with his contract set to expire in June.

The 24-year old has had to make do with a bit-part role this season – owing to the excellent form of the Gers’ first-choice forwards – and as such, has had limited time with which to convince Mark Warburton of the merits of keeping him around next season.

Rangers’ ascent into the top flight looks assured and a significant recruitment drive to ensure competiveness at the first time of asking looks equally likely.

Those on the outskirts of Warbuton’s team this season will therefore face an even tougher task of it next season, but Clark is determined to remain a part of the plans at Ibrox.

“I’m up in the summer so this is a big season for me - I want to push on and hopefully get a new contract here,” he said, in quotes published by the Daily Record.

“Obviously the main thing for the team is trying to win trophies but personally, it would be good to play in the Premiership for Rangers.

“There’s been nothing from the club yet on a new deal but I’m sure that will come at some stage.

“It’s down to me to prove I’m worth a contract. I need to work hard in training every day and show the gaffer just how much I want to be here next season.”

Clark found the net after coming on in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Alloa and he has proven his usefulness a number of times already this season.

Whether he has done enough to keep him in contention next remains to be seen, but with Kenny Miller not getting any younger and Nathan Oduwa likely departing at the end of the season, there could well be an opening at Ibrox next year.

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