Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told The Scottish Herald that attacking midfielder Harry Forrester will sign a new long-term deal with the club.
Forrester, 25, found himself on the fringes of the Doncaster Rovers side under Darren Ferguson, and left the Yorkshire club in January to join Rangers, where he reunited with manager Warburton, having previously worked together at Watford and Brentford.
The former Aston Villa youngster had a slow start to life at Ibrox, and many believed that he wouldn't be worth an extension to his six-month contract, which expires this summer.
However, Forrester has recently burst into life, hitting five goals in his last eight games for Rangers to become a key player under Warburton. Unsurprisingly, that run of form in front of goal has prompted questions about his future, with supporters now keen to see Forrester stay well beyond the end of the season.
With Rangers winning promotion to the top flight, Warburton has big decisions to make - and it seems that one of those decisions has already been made regarding Forrester's future.
Warburton, speaking ahead of today's Petrofac Training Cup final with Peterhead, told The Scottish Herald that Forrester won't just sign a one-year extension to his contract at Ibrox, he will be signing a long-term deal with the club.
Warburton added that he thinks Forrester will get better and better, before suggesting that he is a 'street player' and needs to be well liked and respected.
"Harry’s going to sign a new long-term contract," said Warburton. "I’m delighted with that and so is he. He’s a very gifted player. He’ll get better and better. He just had to find somewhere that he could put down roots and feel loved. That’s what he needs."
"He needs to feel that he’s well liked and respected. It’s not an ego thing. You can’t play him in one game and then leave him out for five. He has to play football. He’s a street player. His consistency has been first class. It won’t be one year. It will be a longer-term contract," he added.
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