ANDY Firth spoke of his delight at sealing a dream move to Rangers from Barrow AFC.

The Bluebirds stopper's move to the Scottish giants was confirmed this afternoon, with the 22-year-old moving to Ibrox on an 18-month deal for an undisclosed fee.

Liverpool youth product Firth made 18 appearances for Barrow after joining the Vanarama National League side last summer and is now looking forward to trying to earn a place in the team managed by Reds icon Steven Gerrard.

"It's been a long couple of days while it's all been in the pipeline, but I'm just delighted to join a club of this stature – it's really a dream come true," Firth told Rangers TV.

"Obviously I had the experience as a kid at Liverpool being around the reserves, but to join a club which is just as big as Liverpool, even more successful and be around the first team is a massive thing for me.

"It wasn't what I expected when playing for Barrow, but it was impossible to say no."

Firth will battle it out with Scotland international Allan McGregor and Wes Foderingham for a place in the Rangers side.

Barrow have moved quickly to fill the void left by Firth, with 18-year-old Brad Wade joining on a one-month loan from Sky Bet League One side Rochdale to provide cover for Joel Dixon.