Rangers defender Danny Wilson raves about Ibrox teammate Barrie McKay

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Rangers defender Danny Wilson speaks highly of Ibrox teammate Barrie McKay.

Rangers defender Danny Wilson has told The Glasgow Evening Times that Barrie McKay is an inspiration to youngsters.

McKay, who is just 21 years of age and plays as a winger, has been one of the key figures for Rangers this season.

The Scotland Under-21 international’s performances and consistency have been important in the Gers winning the Scottish Championship title with ease.

Wilson, who is 24 years of age and plays as central defender, has spoken highly of McKay.

The former Liverpool centre-back and current Scotland international believes that the youngster can be an inspiration to many.

The former Heart of Midlothian man has highlighted McKay’s progress during his loan spells at Greenock Morton and Raith Rovers.

“If you look at the way Barrie's career has panned out, when he came back last summer, it was going to go one of two ways for him and, to his credit, he's been one of our best players this season,” Wilson told The Glasgow Evening Times. “Rightly, he's been acknowledged by his fellow professionals by being one of the best young players. He's been terrific.

“Boys coming though should look at Barrie's example because you shouldn't give up. Sometimes when you are young and things don't quite go for you, it's too easy just to throw the toys out of the pram and say 'oh well this manager doesn't fancy me'.

“But every manager has got a different opinion and fortunately for Barrie, our manager saw something in him and he's been one of our key players all season."

Rangers manager Mark Warburton showed this season that he is willing to give chances to promising young players.

McKay took the opportunity he got, and he deserves all the praise that he is getting at the moment.

Rangers, who have won the Scottish Championship title and the Scottish Challenge Cup this season, will take on Hibernian in the final of the Scottish Cup at Hampden Park in Glasgow later this month.

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