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8th May, 2018 | 6:42pm

Rangers defender has huge chance to nail down spot after agreeing deal


Rangers defender Myles Beerman put pen to paper on a new contract at Ibrox on Monday and the Maltese international has a fantastic opportunity to stake a claim for first-team football next season under Steven Gerrard.

The 19-year-old could find himself as back-up to Declan John next season after signing up for another year – just as it looked like he was destined for the Ibrox exit.

Beerman joined the Light Blues from Manchester City in 2016 and had a brief run in the first-team towards the end of last season before returning to the Under-20s.

With Lee Wallace looking like he is on the way out after being formally suspended by the club and Lee Hodson and Andy Halliday not being up to standard, the four-times capped international would be the obvious back-up to Welshman John.

While Beerman is far from the finished article, the versatile 19-year-old has impressed during his time at Ibrox as has shown he can get much better in the future.

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He isn’t going to immediately challenge for a regular first-team place but after being handed a new deal, Beerman can hopefully kick on and give John a push for a starting place over the coming season.

In other Rangers news, the Gers have no choice but to offload this key first teamer after Dave King dropped an investment bombshell on Monday.

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