HELENSBURGH footballer Aidan Wilson last week pledged his future to Rangers by signing a a new contract with the club.

The defender, who used to play for local club Ardencaple, penned a one-year extension at Ibrox which could keep him at the club until 2020.

The former Hermitage Academy pupil made his first team debut for Gers last season, starting games against St Johnstone and Aberdeen, and he admitted he didn’t have to think twice about committing his future to The Gers.

He told Rangers TV: “I obviously played a couple of games last season and the club want to try and keep me for a longer period of time which I was more than happy with.

“When Rangers come to you and offer you another year, not many players would turn that down. I am really looking forward to my future at the club and I just have to keep working hard.

“I think I have improved a lot just in the short period of time and a lot of the parts of my game I wanted to work on I have improved on.”

The Scotland under-19 international is yet to feature for Rangers this season after the arrival of centre backs Bruno Alves and Fabio Cardoso, but has featured in several match day squads.

Wilson insists he’ll be ready to take his chance should caretaker boss Graeme Murty or a new Rangers boss give him an opportunity, and he hailed the influence of 94-cap Portuguese international Alves.

He said: “I have learnt from training with the experience of being with the first-team and all I can do is keep going round to train with them, working hard, learning things from the players and then hopefully my chance will come.

“I just have to be ready for whatever happens, there were a couple of injuries last season that gave me the chance and I was ready to take it.

“If the same happens this season then I just need to do the same, be ready and hope that the manager puts me in.

“I think we have some great centre-halves ahead of me, there is a lot of experience and youth in there but I just have to bide my time and hope the manager puts his trust in me.”

“Bruno is very professional, you learn a lot from his demeanour as well, how he conducts himself and how he is around the place. He is always working hard but he is quite quiet. He works so hard and you can see how he has got to where he’s got to.

“I have had a couple of chats with him and he has helped me on a few occasions.”