Rangers youngster makes shock admission about Caixinha team selection
By Danny Wright
Myles Beerman earned his first ever senior appearance with Rangers on Wednesday, but admitted that he was left in the dark about his inclusion in the first team by Pedro Caixinha.
The 18-year-old, in what is a shock admission, said that he learned about his call-up via Twitter, as the Portugese boss surprised the media by announcing his team news 24 hours before the match.
In most cases, the starting line-up is published an hour before kick-off, but Caixinha took the risky move of allowing Kilmarnock ample time to adapt to the squad he was planning to field.
He also chose not to forewarn his young stars.
The Rangers youngster played all 90 minutes of the goalless draw with Killie on Wednesday night.
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He was slotting in at left-back due to the injury crisis that has plagued Ibrox in recent weeks.
When Beerman was asked if he learned about his first-team call-up on Twitter he replied to Rangers TV: “Yes. I was surprised, I can’t describe the feeling.
“But at the same time I had to stay composed and act like a professional athletic and say ‘listen, it’s part of football, you’ve got to take it in your stride and perform for the team’.
“I’m really happy with my debut, but at the same time it’s Rangers Football Club. We came to Kilmarnock, we should have came out with a win.”
The teenager has represented Malta at three different youth levels and has five caps for the under-21 side which included an appearance against a Belgian team containing wonderkids Youri Tielemens and Dennis Praet.
Gers have lost a lot of ground on second-placed Aberdeen after suffering back-to-back draws.
They are now 12 points behind the Dons who beat Inverness on Tuesday.
What is more of a concern though is the form of fourth-placed St Johnstone, who bagged all three points against Hearts in their latest fixture.
In other Rangers news, Don Hutchison has revealed the biggest regret of his career involves the Light Blues.