Jamie Barjonas leaves Rangers this summer after spending 14 years with the Light Blues – and the midfielder has paid an emotional tribute to the Ibrox side after joining as an 8-year-old.

The former Scotland youth international’s contract is up and he confirmed on Instagram that it was the end for him at Ibrox.

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After working his way up through the Academy ranks, Barjonas made a handful of appearances for the first-team but was never able to hold down a regular spot in Steven Gerrard’s squad.

Over the last few years, he had been a key figure in Graeme Murty and Kevin Thomson’s Colts/B side, helping them secure the Reserve League title and get to the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup.

Barjo spent the final few months of the season at Ayr United as his Ibrox contract wound down, thanking the club and fans for helping make his time at Rangers so special.

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‘Go and flourish’

Posting on Instagram, Barjonas’ future is unclear but it’s unlikely the midfielder will be without a club for long, saying: So, after 14 years my time at Rangers has come to an end.

“From soccer schools on Sundays to making my first-team debut, I’ve made so many amazing memories that will stay with me for life.

“To the unbelievable fans who make the club so special, I’d like to say thank you for the support.

To everyone who played a part along the way, I will be forever grateful & I wish the club nothing but success in the future.”

Barjonas’ post received plenty of well wishes with former Rangers boss Ally McCoist telling the 22-year-old to “go and flourish” in the next step of his career.

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There are far worse people to listen to than the man who has scored more goals for Rangers than anyone else in history.

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