Willie Henderson raves about Barrie McKay, offers opinion on 21-year-old's contract situation

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Willie Henderson has had his say on Rangers winger Barrie McKay's contract situation at Ibrox.

Rangers legend Willie Henderson has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he hopes to see Barrie McKay sign a new contract at Ibrox.

McKay, 21, joined joined boyhood club Rangers from Kilmarnock from back in 2011, and whilst he racked up over 40 appearances in the 2012-13 season, his career at Ibrox stalled.

Loan moves to Greenock Morton and Raith Rovers followed during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, and few really expected the wide man to fulfil his potential at Ibrox.

However, the arrival of manager Mark Warburton last summer has revitalised McKay's career, and he has now scored six goals in 32 games this season.

His recent performances have been outstanding, but with just over a year left on his current contract at Rangers, there has been some concern over his long-term future with the Gers.

Now, Rangers legend Willie Henderson has raved about McKay's performances during an interview with the Glasgow Evening Times, stating that he is playing with confidence and performing 'really well' under Warburton.

Henderson also stated that he hopes to see McKay extend his deal beyond its current 2017 expiration, and thinks it's in the winger's best interests to stay at Ibrox.

"I think Barrie is a big example of a player that really wasn’t going anywhere here, hence why he went out on loan," said Henderson. "He was brought into the squad by the manager in the summer and he has instilled confidence in him and added things to his game. He is doing really well."

"I would like to see Barrie staying and I think it is in his best interests to do so. He has an opportunity to stay and I am sure he wants to stay. He has been away at other clubs and, having been away, he will know what Rangers means. Let’s hope we can get things sorted out," he added.

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