Jamie Barjonas of Rangers makes a sliding tackle

By Matt Bullin

Rangers midfielder Jamie Barjonas has revealed his biggest role model at the club is Kenny Miller.

The 18-year-old made his home debut as a substitute during the 2-1 win over Hearts at Ibrox on Saturday.

Joe Garner and Barrie McKay scored either side of the break to secure the three points for the Gers, while Esmael Goncalves pulled one back for the visitors and Prince Buaben received his marching orders early on.

Miller played the full 90 minutes and despite not finding the net, he performed well, and Barjonas admitted the striker was his biggest role model at the club.

The 18-year-old told the Scottish Sun: “Kenny Miller has been a big influence on me. If you ever need his advice he’ll sit you down and talk for hours.

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“He comes in on his days off, he helps out at training with the Under-20s and comes to our games, too.

“Not every senior player would do that so he has been a great role model for me and a lot of the other Under-20 players.

“He’s a great athlete, looks after himself and is such a big influence on us all. He always tells us to enjoy our football, that’s all you can do really.”

Barjonas has now made two appearances for Pedro Caixinha’s side, having made his full debut in the 2-1 win over Partick Thistle last week.

The tough tackling midfielder has been capped five times by Scotland Under-17s.

Meanwhile, his role model, Miller turns 38 later this year, but is still churning out the goals and the performances in the Scottish top flight.

The 70-time Scotland international has scored 10 goals and supplied eight assists in his 35 Scottish Premiership appearances this term

In other Rangers news, Ally McCoist has hinted at what summer signings the Ibrox side will make.

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