'Hungry for more' - Rangers teen Barjonas reveals Caixinha promise
By Abigail Withey
Rangers midfielder Jamie Barjonas has revealed that Pedro Caixinha has promised him that he will get another chance in the senior squad whenever the opportunity arises.
The 18-year-old made four appearances during the closing matches of the 2016/17 campaign against Partick Thistle, Hearts, Aberdeen and St. Johnstone to earn vital experience in the first-team.
Recently the teenager displayed a stand-out performance while in the Under-20s squad which faced Brighton on Tuesday evening in the club’s new games programme.
With a number of big fixtures against the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham, the Scotsman is keen on impressing boss Pedro Caixinha with the hope of returning to the Ibrox to play alongside the senior squad.
“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,” Barjonas said, as quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times.
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“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.”
The young playmaker will face a difficult task breaking back into the first-team during the current season as Caixinha has made a number of new signings over the summer transfer window.
Ryan Jack and Graham Dorrans have adjusted quickly to life at the Ibrox and will be difficult to push out, but the teenager appears to have the determination to succeed at the club.
Until his next call-up Barjonas will continue impressing in the Under-20s squad with the aim of catching Caixinha’s eye.