LEWIS MAYO has penned a Rangers contract extension.

The central defender - who has represented Scotland at youth level - has signed new terms at Ibrox until the summer of 2024.

And after agreeing his new deal, Mayo headed straight out on loan to Derek McInnes' Kilmarnock.

The centre-back spent last season on loan at Partick Thistle in the Championship but will now play in the top-flight for Killie.

A Rangers B Team and Academy tweet read: "#RangersFC are today delighted to announce a contract extension for @ScotlandNT  Youth International Lewis Mayo.

"Mayo's new deal runs to the summer of 2024, and he will immediately join @KilmarnockFC on-loan until the end of this season."

Kilmarnock boss McInnes added: “Lewis started really well in his loan spell with Patrick last season and showed signs that he’s clearing improving.

"We look forward to working closely with him to develop him and I’m sure he’ll help us in the challenges ahead.”

Mayo said of his move: “I’m delighted to join Kilmarnock. It’s a really exciting opportunity and I’m looking forward to big season for both me and Killie.”