RANGERS have handed new deals to academy graduates Ross and Robby McCrorie.

Ross has impressed for the Gers first team this season, both at centre-back and in midfield, and committed his future to the Ibrox club until 2022 on Friday.

His brother Robby is spending the year on loan with Berwick Rangers and has also put pen to paper on a four and a half year deal. 

He is yet to make his senior debut for Rangers but has impressed with the League Two outfit this term.

Ross McCrorie made his first team debut against Partick Thistle in the League Cup semi-final in September and has gone on to feature in 16 games, scoring his first senior goal against the Jags in November.

Speaking to Rangers TV, the 19-year-old said: “I’m delighted to commit for the four-and-a-half years, especially at a club like Rangers – it’s massive. It’s the club I’ve supported ever since I was a little boy and I don’t want to be playing anywhere other than Rangers.

“The last few months have been great and a dream come true. I’m thankful for getting the chance and ever since I’ve been getting games, so it’s been brilliant.”

Graeme Murty, who was handed the Rangers manager job until the end of the season last week, was singled out for praise after playing a big part in the defender's development.

“He’s been great and I know him as well from the under-20s," said McCrorie. "He’s moved me into the midfield since he has come in and he has helped me out a lot with my game as well.

“I was out on-loan in the last couple of seasons so playing in the Premiership is a much higher level and I think I have coped pretty well. It’s definitely going to improve me as a player and hopefully I can keep continuing in the team and keep playing well.”

Ross has targeted victory over his side's greatest rivals at Celtic Park tomorrow, but insists his primary aim is to keep getting regular game time for the first team.

“Short-term I want to beat Celtic tomorrow,” he said.

"But I want to stay in the team – that’s the main thing and as long as I am playing, I’ll be happy.

“I’m playing for Rangers so I’m happy anyway, then long-term, it’s just the same again really.

“[On the national team] I can’t get too carried away! But I was away with the under-21s and hopefully if I keep playing well with them and getting games, then we’ll see what happens with the A squad.”

Robby McCrorie admitted he was surprised to earn such a long-term contract, but insisted that he has made great improvements during his spell in League Two. 

“Four and a half years is a long time and I am delighted to tie myself down," he said to Rangers TV.

"It’s a bit unexpected for myself to be honest, but I have been working hard and I aim to continue that.

“It’s brilliant for me and I am really looking forward to the future. I think over the last six months with my loan spell and playing football regularly, I have progressed more in those six months in terms of my overall game than what I maybe have in the last few years.

“I’ve always been progressing, but I have really started to feel it recently and become more confident with each game.

“From I don’t know what age, I have been a Rangers fan. I joined here when I was eight years old so it has been a long time, so this has always been an ambition of mine.

“It’s a dream come true to be able to be a part of the club and to come in here every day and have the support the club has got.

“I am still out on loan just now, so as long as I keep progressing. Being a goalkeeper as well, you need to be patient.

“I’m level-headed that way and I know where I am at and where I want to be. Of course, in the future, I want to be the Rangers number one and that’s why I signed the contract.

“I just need to keep working really hard.”