John MacDonald explains the change that has come over Barrie McKay at Rangers

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Rangers youngster McKay has shown great form this season.

Barrie McKay has been in great form for Rangers this season, and former striker John MacDonald has claimed to the Evening Times that he is starting to see confidence in the youngster which was never there before.

MacDonald said: “When I saw him [McKay] in the last few years, I thought ‘that boy has got so much potential’ but then he drifted out and went on loan. He has come back in, Mark has played him and he has got so much confidence now and is playing so well that it would be hard to leave him out.”

McKay broke onto the scene at Ibrox in 2012, but has spent much of his following years out on loan.

He was brought back into the first-team squad when Mark Warburton was named manager over the summer, and has been a key part of the Gers team who are performing so well.

The 21-year-old has managed five goals and nine assists in 28 games across all competitions, and has found himself establishing the attacking positions as his own.

MacDonald believes that Warburton has been behind this development from McKay, turning him from an exciting talent to a proven star.

The manager has shown faith in the youngster, offering him the chance in the first-team, McKay is showing confidence which he always used to lack.

Warburton is well regarded for his work in youth development, and McKay is the latest player to benefit from playing under the current Rangers boss.

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