LOCK forward Kiran McDonald has become the latest member of the Glasgow squad to agree a new contract.

The 25-year-old, who made his debut in 2017, has signed a two-year deal, and will compete with the likes of Richie Gray, Scott Cummings and Leone Nakarawa for a place in Danny Wilson’s team when rugby resumes.

“I’ve been watching Kiran’s development for a while now in my previous role with Scotland, and I’ve been really impressed by the strides he’s taken in the last year or so,” Warriors head coach Wilson said after McDonald became the 17th player to sign a new deal.

“He had a tremendous start to the 2019/20 season and was in excellent form before his injury.

“He does some great work at the lineout and carries hard, and brings a real edge to the pack. His potential is very exciting: I know he can still develop even further, and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

McDonald first played for his hometown team in a 2016 friendly against Canada A, then made his competitive debut in November of the following year after briefly moving to Hull in the English third tier. “A couple of years ago I wasn’t sure what was going to happen with me rugby-wise, so to now be going into my fourth year at the club is amazing,” he said. 

“I had a really good start to the season and had a really good run of games – I probably played the best rugby I’ve ever played, so I want to pick up where I left off. I’m excited to get back out there. Danny’s vision for the club is one I’m really excited about, and I can’t wait to show what I can do on the pitch.”