Rangers starlet delivers gushing verdict after exciting debut v Partick
By Matt Bullin
Rangers midfielder Jamie Barjonas has admitted he had been waiting his whole life to make his senior debut.
The 18-year-old came on 20 minutes from the end in the Gers 2-1 win over Partick Thistle at Firhill on Sunday.
The defensive midfielder witnessed his side come from a goal behind to claim all three points as Barrie McKay equalised seven minutes from time, and Joel Garner bagged a winner deep into injury time.
Barjonas was at the centre of the full-time celebrations as Rangers secured their place in the Europa League for next season, after confirming third.
Speaking to RangersTV he admitted he had been waiting his whole life to join in with such celebrations.
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He said: “To be involved in the celebrations at the end was a dream come true. I’ve dreamt about that moment my entire life, and for it to finally happen is fantastic.
“I’ve played for this club for 10 or 11 years and to have finally made my (senior) debut is great.
“It’s just great to get the win. I thought Kenny Miller was class the whole game and everyone else was brilliant.”
Barjonas had previously made two appearances in the Challenge Cup for Rangers Under-20s this season.
The 18-year-old has been with Rangers for nine years and is a five-time Scotland Under-17s international.
Next up for Rangers is a home match with Heart of Midlothian next Saturday, where they will look to make it back-to-back wins and Barjonas will hope to make his second senior appearance.
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