HARRY Forrester will sign a long-term contract at Rangers now he has found somewhere he feels ‘loved’, manager Mark Warburton has revealed.

The 25-year-old midfielder has played a major part in the Ibrox club’s success this season in his 24 appearances, particularly in the last two months when he has scored five goals in his last eight games.

Only two weeks ago Forrester expressed his desire to sit down and thrash out a new deal to build on an impressive debut campaign as a Rangers player, admitting that he wanted to extend his stay in Glasgow before he even arrived in the summer from Doncaster Rovers.

Now the club’s future has been confirmed as being in the Premiership, manager Warburton has revealed Forrester will be accompanying him into the Scottish top flight.

“Harry’s going to sign a new long-term contract,” he said. “I’m delighted with that and so is he. He’s a very gifted player. He’ll get better and better. He just had to find somewhere that he could put down roots and feel loved. That’s what he needs.

“He needs to feel that he’s well liked and respected. It’s not an ego thing. You can’t play him in one game and then leave him out for five. He has to play football. He’s a street player. His consistency has been first class.

“It won’t be one year. It will be a longer-term contract.”