The 18-year-old joined the club after three years at Birmingham City and he is seeing this season as the first big step into his senior career. 

After training with the first team towards the end of last season the central-defender chose to return to Murray Park this summer, despite a number of English clubs making contact with the hot prospect. 

But it wasn’t a hard decision for Lang as he joined up officially with the club he supported as a boy. 

The Scotland youth international said: “As soon as I came here and saw the facilities and the whole set-up I could really see myself progressing as a player so it was the perfect decision for me. 

“I have come here with a view to be playing first team football and I really think this is the club for me to be progressing onto first team level. 

“It was Rangers’ history that made me want to come here, along with my family, and I was a big Rangers fan when I was younger so that was a big thing for me. 

“It’s the stuff dreams are made of, I couldn’t believe it, just walking into the building for the first time knowing I was a Rangers player and now putting on my Rangers training gear every day is special.

“It’s a great feeling to be here and I’m very proud, for both me and my family, and I’m just very happy with what has happened. 

“The whole of my Dad’s side of the family are big Rangers fans and they’re originally from Larkhall so they couldn’t be happier for me and I’m sure my Dad will be up every week watching. 

“This was absolutely the right choice for me, there was a little bit more interest down south and from a few places in Scotland but as soon as Rangers said they were interested I wanted to come and have a look around because I had never been Murray Park before.”

The Warwickshire-born boy comes from impressive footballing stock; Lang’s great-grandfather won the 1932 FA Cup with Newcastle United. 

And he is hoping to be the next Lang making headlines on the pitch – he will pull on Gers blue for the first time on Saturday when the under 20s take on Dumbarton in a pre-season friendly. 

While Lang’s priority is to establish himself at that level he is also seeing it as a platform to catch the eye of new boss Mark Warburton. 

He said: “I can’t wait to get the jersey on now and play my first game, I am very confident and I can’t wait to get going. 

“I want to get a few minutes under my belt, we’re all playing 45 minutes at the weekend and hopefully that will progress on to next week when we have another game. 

“I’m hoping to make myself a main stay in the under 20s side, get a lot of games under my belt and then we’ll take it from there. 

“I am hoping, as every young lad is, to get my chance but the main thing is to keep concentrating on the 20s and then if I keep doing my job the other side of things will take care of itself and I’ll get a chance. 

“We had a meeting on our first day back with Mark Warburton where he talked through his style of play and he also said he’d be coming to watch our games and training sessions. 

“It’s great knowing all that and knowing the manager is interested in how you are. 

“It is a very positive club to be at right now, especially for a young lad and it is an exciting time to be a Rangers player with everything that is going on at the moment.”

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