Should Jordan Thompson be next as Rangers hand out contracts?

Graeme Murty, Caretaker manager of Rangers arrives at the stadium prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 12, 2017 in Glasgow,...

Rangers have already agreed new deals for Aidan Wilson and Jamie Barjonas.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Graeme Murty is taking full advantage of his temporary role as manager of Rangers by handing out contracts to some of the Gers young guns in Jamie Barjonas and Aidan Wilson.

Wilson, 18, put pen to paper on a two-year extension last week before midfielder Barjonas did the same on Monday, sealing his future at Ibrox until the summer of 2020.

Now, interim boss Murty must turn his attention towards handing versatile midfielder Jordan Thompson a new contract, less than a year after earning his previous deal.

The eight-time Northern Ireland Under-19 international has just six months remaining on his current deal at Ibrox, with his future likely to be in doubt with the January transfer window approaching.

At just 18 years of age, Thompson has already clocked up three senior appearances for the Gers and can play anywhere in midfield - in the middle of the park or on either flank.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

A former Manchester United trainee, Thompson is another example of Rangers' impressive crop of youth. His talent and potential should not be wasted by the Gers, which would see him become the third youngster to sign a new deal in a week.

But Murty must make a decision quickly, with his future even less certain and Rangers' new manager unlikely to place as much attention in the club's youth as he has in his short spell.

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