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Barrie McKay sends message to ex-Rangers mate Liam Kelly

Barrie McKay of Rangers runs with the ball during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Did Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers make a mistake in letting Liam Kelly leave?

Goal keeper Liam Kelly of Scottish club Rangers FC tips a second half scoring attempt over the goal post against Brazilian club Corinthians during their Florida Cup soccer game at Orlando...

Barrie McKay has praised former Rangers team-mate Liam Kelly on Twitter.

Kelly, who left Rangers to join Livingston in the summer, posted a brilliant performance in Sunday's 0-0 draw with Celtic.

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The 22-year-old produced a flurry of excellent saves, but kept the best for last by denying Tom Rogic.

Fans of the Ibrox club raved about their former goalkeeper on social media afterwards, and McKay, who came through the Gers' academy with Kelly, has reacted to his old mate's display:

It's natural for some Rangers fans to question whether Steven Gerrard was right to offload him.

But you have to approach it from Kelly's perspective and ask whether he should've stayed on the blue half of Glasgow - and the answer is no.

Gerrard had already signed Allan McGregor to compete with Wes Foderingham, while Jak Alnwick was still with the Blues at the time too.

First-team football would've been nigh-on impossible for Kelly and few can blame Gerrard for standing in his way and letting him leave.

11th November 2018, Tony Macaroni Arena, Livingston, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Livingston versus Celtic; Scott Sinclair of Celtic has his shot blocked by Liam Kelly of...

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