Two wins on the bounce have seriously lightened the mood amongst the Rangers fans here in the Transfer Tavern today.
Indeed, with some pressure coming off Pedro Caixinha’s shoulders after beating the likes of Dundee and Ross County, our local Light Blues are eager to see how his project at Ibrox develops, though the jury is still out in some sections of our bar.
Still, there’s nothing quite like the idea of a youth prospect starting to develop up in Glasgow, so quotes coming out of the Glasgow Evening Times from talented midfielder Jamie Barjonas have gone down a storm.
The 18-year-old Glaswegian made his SPL debut back in May and has been touted for big things amongst the punters propping up our bar. Following his impressive performances in the club’s U20 side, Barjonas has revealed Caixinha WILL try and involve him in first-team affairs.
“The manager said to me that whenever there is a chance to put me round for training or in for games he will do that”, he said.
“But my main focus right now is on this games programme and the 20s and I will do the best I can.
“Having that first team experience makes me hungry for more. I have had that experience, I have played in front of 50,000 at Ibrox.
“There is nothing I want more than to have that again. Even going round to train with the first team, I get a buzz.
“I want to be with the first team as much as I can and this games programme with certainly help me because we are playing against the best clubs and the best players.”
Whether that be in training or first-team fixtures, the Rangers fans here tonight are hoping to see more of him in the coming weeks.
Developing youth prospects may be the best move Caixinha can make right now. Back to winning ways, fans are always likely to give a manager more time and patience if some exciting academy players start to make waves.
If he’s good enough, he’s old enough.
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