Rangers youngster Jamie Barjonas has told the Glasgow Evening Times that manager Pedro Caixinha has promised to give him first-team training opportunities
The Gers may have brought in 11 new signings over the summer, including veterans like Bruno Alves and Graham Dorrans, but manager Caixinha will also hope to bring through young players from the club's academy.
The likes of Allan McGregor, Alan Hutton, Charlie Adam and Ross McCormack have all come up through the ranks at Rangers in recent years, but the club's drop into the lower reaches of Scottish football has seen the club struggle to bring through talented youngsters.
The likes of Tom Walsh and Andy Murdoch threatened first-team success, but eventually faded away at Ibrox – and manager Caixinha must now look to bring through prospects at Ibrox.
After seeing Billy Gilmour leave for Chelsea, other Rangers youngsters will be hoping to make a name for themselves, with Jamie Barjonas one such player.
Barjonas, 18, joined the Rangers academy at the age of just nine, and has made four appearances for the Gers first-team as he looks to establish himself at Ibrox.
Now, Barjonas has told the Glasgow Evening Times that manager Caixinha has promised to give him a chance in the first team training sessions whenever he can, handing him a chance to impress.
Barjonas added that his priority right now is the Rangers Under-20's, but having tasted playing at Ibrox before, he is looking to get that same buzz again in the near future.
“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," said Barjonas. “But my main focus right now is on this games programme and the 20s and I will do the best I can. 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. I want to be with the first team as much as I can and this games programme with certainly help me because we are playing against the best clubs and the best players," he added.