Jamie Barjonas of Rangers makes a sliding tackle

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Rangers midfielder Jamie Barjonas has been on the fringes of the first-team at Ibrox over the last two seasons – but the teenager needs to go out on loan this summer and get regular games to fulfil his potential for the Gers.

Barjonas has made a handful of appearances for the first-team over the last 18 months and is regularly a stand-out in the Under-20s as he tries to make the breakthrough and become a consistent part of the senior side.

With the Light Blues already having an abundance of midfielders – and likely to sign more this summer – getting away from Ibrox temporarily and playing every week really help his development and give him a better chance of forcing his way into Steven Gerrard’s side.

The likes of Ryan Jack, Graham Dorrans, Jordan Rossiter, Greg Docherty and Scott Arfield will be ahead of him in the pecking order just now – while the Jason Holt and Andy Halliday face uncertain futures at Ibrox.

Barjonas impressed in his limited appearances under Pedro Caixinha and Graeme Murty but still has a long way to go before he can cement a regular place in the first-team and letting him go out on loan and get some experience will benefit everyone involved.

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Getting the chance to work with Steven Gerrard and Gary McAllister on a daily basis is also going to be a massive
boost for the 19-year-old.

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