A number of Rangers fans took to Twitter to laud Stephen Kelly’s weekend performance as the Gers loanee played his part in sending the Scottish Premiership title just a little bit closer to Ibrox.
Steven Gerrard’s side put themselves within three victories of glory earlier on on Sunday. Rangers beat Dundee United 4-1 at home to extend their lead to 18 points.
But Celtic were unable to close that gap later in the day. They were beaten 1-0 at then-bottom side Ross County.
And Kelly was one of those who produced a really impressive performance for John Hughes’s men.
As shown by Whoscored.com, he was one of just four County players to play a key pass as the Hoops dominated possession. But he also made two successful tackles.
His tally of five interceptions was higher than any other player on the pitch. And for some Rangers fans, the central midfielder’s display was an indicator that he may have a bright future at Ibrox ahead.
Of course, it is a daunting task for any youngster trying to force their way into Gerrard’s plans right now. But several supporters insisted that Kelly has staked an impressive claim ahead of next season.
With that in mind, here is how some of the Rangers fans have reacted to Kelly’s performance against the Hoops…
David Turnbull wears Stephen Kelly pyjamas to bed
— Z A N D E R (@zanderg95) February 21, 2021
Shout-out to young Stephen Kelly again btw that’s twice now he’s bossed it and played brilliant Vs Celtic.
Really taking advantage of his loan in the top flight becoming a really good player
— CJ (@cjnovo992) February 21, 2021
He’ll take the place of Zungu in the squad next year I hope
— Havaldo (@Havaldo1) February 21, 2021
The wee man is class and what he’s done to help us this season needs recognised. Hopefully he gets rewarded with a chance in the future
— Iain Whyte (@IainWhyte90) February 21, 2021
he’ll be some player CJ
— Lewis (@Lewis1872__) February 21, 2021
@stephenkelly_50 🔥 well played tonight
— Smell The Glove (@mur7ymcfly) February 21, 2021
On a side note. Stephen Kelly was really good tonight
Definitely one for the future. Great wee midfielder
— 𝚁𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚂𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚜 (@RangersSpares__) February 21, 2021
Replacement for Zungu? Already on our books. Stephen kelly 👏🏻
— SharpDiv (@sharpdiv7) February 21, 2021
Stephen kelly playing his part in 55🤩
— jack (@jackCraig72) February 21, 2021