Jordan Thompson sends message to Rangers hierarchy with goal

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,...

Jordan Thompson was one of four different Rangers goalscorers against Berwick Rangers on Wednesday evening.

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.

Interim Rangers manager Graeme Murty has utilised his newly-appointed position of power by agreeing Ibrox extensions with Gers prodigies Aidan Wilson and Jamie Barjonas, but is it time for another youngster to gain a contract?

The Scottish giants eased to a 4-0 win over Berwick Rangers on Wednesday evening, which saw Aaron Nemane, David Bates, Serge Atakayi and Jordan Thompson all find the back of the net.

Murty watched on as a number of his Rangers youngsters shone, starting the likes of Ross Lyon, Liam Kelly and Cameron Palmer as well as goalscorers Bates, Atakayi and Thompson.

But it is the latter's quality that would have shone through and caught the eye of Murty during the win, as Thompson remained on the field for the entire 90 minutes, connecting the midfield and the attack with a creative and innovative display.

The Northern Ireland Under-19 international scored an excellent effort to round off the victory, driving home a low shot from the edge of the area that escaped the reach of Rangers loanee Robby McCrorie in the Berwick goal.

Former Manchester United trainee Thompson has just a matter of months remaining on his current contract, which enters its final six months on November 31.

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,...

Thompson starred in the friendly win, and Murty should look to offer the youngster a new deal in order to prevent him leaving on a free in the summer as he continues to show in glimpses his raw talent.

Adding Rangers' number 30 to his list of rising stars being handed new contracts at Ibrox would benefit all parties involved, as the Gers would keep hold of a player that has the potential to be a Rangers first teamer in years to come.

Thompson must be offered a new deal and sent out on loan, rather than the Gers risking the loss of a player that could improve the senior side.

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