Rangers teen Wright joins Albion Rovers on loan for a month

Sports Direct signage on show at Ibrox stadium during the William Hill Scottish Cup Fifth Round match between Rangers and Raith Rovers on February 8, 2015 in Glasgow Scotland.

Rangers have an abundance of goalkeepers at Ibrox.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Graeme Murty has allowed teenage goalkeeper Kieran Wright to join Scottish League One outfit Albion Rovers on loan until the end of January, as confirmed by Rangers' official website.

The 17-year-old's move was confirmed amid the news frenzy that came with Rangers first January signing of the winter window, as they completed a loan deal for QPR outcast Sean Goss until the end of the season.


Wright is highly-rated among the academy at Auchenhowie, and already has four caps with Scotland's Under-19 side. However, he is yet to break into the Gers first team with plenty of competition ahead of him.

Wes Foderingham is the undisputed Ibrox number one, while Jak Alwnick is second choice. Youngster Liam Kelly is firmly moulded into the position of third in line, while Wright joins Robby McCrorie, Aidan McAdams, Brian Kinnear and Lewis Muir in looking to make the step up.

Daniel Joao Santos Candeias of Rangers with Wes Foderingham of Rangers after the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow,...

McCrorie is potentially considered next in line after he recently signed a new contract along with twin brother Ross, leaving Wright with no other choice but to go on loan and look to catch Murty's eye that way.

And if Wright wants a future at Ibrox, then he must certainly do that this month with only a matter of months remaining on his current Ibrox contract which expires on May 31.

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