Rangers midfielder Jamie Barjonas came off the bench against Motherwell on Wednesday night to replace the injured Ryan Jack – and fans were blown away by the 18-year-old’s performance against the Steelmen.
Barjonas has made a handful of appearances this season for the first-team and has been a regular feature on the bench for both Pedro Caixinha and Graeme Murty and played the majority of the 2-0 win over the Steelmen.
With Jack now a major doubt for Saturday’s Old Firm clash, the 18-year-old could be set to make his first start against Celtic this weekend.
Fans were delighted to see such a composed performance from the youngster with one saying he was the “most influential” player in the second-half.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Wee Barjonas has been excellent tonight 👍
— Heart & Hand (@ibroxrocks) December 27, 2017
More excited by barjonas. Great first touch and fearless
— Brownie (@OzRNGR) December 28, 2017
Felt Barjonas was fantastic today.
— Anshul1872 (@AnshulS342) December 27, 2017
Thought young barjonas was our most influential player in the 2nd half. I hope he can make his mark on Saturday, albeit being a completely different game. The hibs game passed him by but I was impressed tonight
— David Johnstone (@watp_dj) December 27, 2017
How composed did Barjonas look tho 😏 was excellent
— J (@72__JM) December 27, 2017
Very pleased with Barjonas. Looks, to me, like he will just get stronger with more game time. Always seems to improve as a game goes on.
— BIG BUFF FAN (@CemetryGates89) December 27, 2017
Barjonas was a stand-out for Graeme Murty’s Under-20’s side last season and has seen his performances rewarded with first-team games under both Murty and Caixinha.
Alongside Ross McCrorie and Jason Holt, Barjonas dictated the tempo of the win over the Steelmen and could have even got his name on the scoresheet only to be denied by a fantastic save by Trevor Carson.
Barjonas has made nine appearances for the first-team since making his first-team debut towards the end of last season.
In other Rangers news, Gers fans tore into this one player for his performance against Motherwell.