Rangers confirmed on Monday that Barrie McKay has signed a new contract with the Gers.
The 21-year-old winger has tied himself down at Ibrox until the summer of 2018, becoming the latest Rangers star to agree a new deal since Mark Warburton’s appointment as manager.
McKay, who was brought to Ibrox when he was released by Kilmarnock in 2011, has played 79 times for the club since making his first start in 2012 aged just 17.
This season has been an especially proficient one for McKay, as he has established himself back in the first-team under Warburton, lending his talents as an attacking force.
33 games in all competitions have brought a return of six goals and nine assists, taking his career tally to 11 goals and 24 assists.
The new deal was expected, and has been greeted with happiness from Rangers fans, although many fans also highlighted an issue with McKay’s new deal.
Whilst previous contracts handed out to players were extended to 2020, McKay has only been given a deal until 2018.
This is not the long-term deal that many hoped for, and Rangers fans highlighted this worry when reacting to the news of the contract on Twitter.
Delighted that Barrie McKay has signed a 2 year extension but a bit puzzled that its only 2 years.— Billy Wylie (@BillyW100) February 15, 2016
I would have preferred mckay to sign a longer deal!— bluecoop (@bluecoop1) February 15, 2016
Glad Barrie McKay has signed his new deal but was hoping it would be until 2020 like the others. Quite worried that it's not until then.— Graeme Findlay (@FindlayGraeme) February 15, 2016
Just seen Mckay has signed a new deal. About time. Would have tied him down longer tho— Ed Hodge (@EdHodge1872) February 15, 2016
McKay signed to 2018 is wonderful news— CHRISTOPHER (@Chrisybrownlie) February 15, 2016
A little confusing that Barrie McKay has only extended RFC contract by 1 year. Same negotiation next season. Not quite golden handcuffs— Lindsay Herron (@herron_media) February 15, 2016
why just a two year contract for Barrie McKay ?— boroger (@boroger) February 15, 2016
Wonder why holt & Halliday signed till 2020 & McKay only signed till 2018— J BoY 83 (@Boxing_83) February 15, 2016
Barrie McKay extends his contract with #Rangers until May 2018. Should get a decent cross in by then ...— Stewart Weir (@sweirz) February 15, 2016
Good luck to Barrie McKay with his new deal. Massively improved footballer this season under Mark Warburton. Scotland call-up not far away.— Calum Crowe (@CalumCrowe10) February 15, 2016