JAMIE Barjonas admitted the Ibrox pitch felt a lot bigger turning out for the first-team than as an Under 20 after he made his home debut.
The 18-year-old was a 67th minute substitute in the Gers 2-1 victory over Hearts and he has vowed to do all he can to continue his journey with Pedro Caixinha’s squad.
Barjonas made his senior debut last weekend in Rangers dramatic win over Partick Thistle and he admits his introduction has been a dream come true.
Speaking to RangersTV the midfielder said: “It was very nerve wracking when I was coming on but when I got on the pitch I just tried to play my game, just do what I am good at and keep it simple.
“I thought it was amazing today, honestly it is a dream come true. I made my debut at Firhill last weekend and then to make my home debut is just unbelievable.
“Once again I was a wee bit taken back, I didn’t know I was going to get on and it’s brilliant to even get on the bench so to then get on the pitch is just an add on.
“The pitch certainly seemed a lot bigger today! It felt like I had played a full game afterwards, I was tired.
“Cheers to the gaffer for having faith in me and I’ll always just do as much as I can for the team.
“At the end of the day I’m delighted to get the win and delighted for all the boys because it was a tough game.
“Hopefully I can keep going, keep getting more game time and keep winning. I am just taking every day as it comes and trying to work as hard as I can in training and catch the eye.
“Hopefully the manager sees that I’ve got quality and talent. I’d like to push on and do as much as I can this season and then the same next.”
Barjonas is part of a Development League squad which was broken up this week as five players departed the academy.
Jordan Gibson, Max Ashmore, Amin Bouzaig, Sam Jamieson and Josh Jeffries all left and while Barjonas’ Rangers career is on the up he was keen to think of his close friends after his Ibrox bow.
“It is really sad, I have known some of the boys nine or ten years of my life so it is devastating to see them go.
“I wish them all the best in their careers and I hope they get right to the top because they are all top lads.”