Rangers have tied down promising midfielder Ciaran Dickson until 2023.
The youngster, 18, made his first-team debut in the cup against Falkirk earlier this seasona and the club were desperate to extend his contract.
Now, confirming on their website earlier today, the deal has been signed to keep him at Gers.
Head of academy Craig Mulholland told the site: “We are pleased that Ciaran has committed his future to Rangers. Contracts at Rangers, as Ross [Wilson] and the manager have made clear, must be something that are earned and Ciaran’s excellent progress over the last few years has allowed him to achieve this next step in his career.
“Ciaran has now been training with the first-team for several months, has made his debut and has impressed the manager and his staff. Our Academy programme has been designed pre-Covid to provide ‘best v best’ opportunities and it is in these moments that Ciaran has come to the fore, scoring in the Glasgow Cup Final, in the Youth Cup Final, in the Alkass Cup Final and also in the UEFA Youth League.
“He must now carry this on, demonstrating his personality and desire to improve, to overcome the biggest challenge of establishing himself in first-team football. The opportunity he currently has on a daily basis to work with excellent coaching staff and most importantly play against and learn from midfielders like Steven Davis has created a fantastic chance for him to learn quickly, develop and grow as part of a carefully considered plan.
“As players reach the transition phase between the Academy and men’s first-team football, it is important we secure the best young players, as we have done with others recently, who we believe with dedication have the potential to achieve the next step, and also really importantly are desperate to play for Rangers. Ciaran has demonstrated this and must now be obsessed to achieve his next target.”