MYLES BEERMAN thinks he has learnt more in the past month than he had in his entire career after a crash course in first-team football.
The full-back hasn’t been out of the team since he started against Kilmarnock on April 5 and says conceding a penalty against Celtic provided him with a brutal lesson in the pressures of playing for Rangers.
But the youngster admits he wouldn’t have had his introduction to the Ibrox crowd any different and says he’s loved the shock start to his life as a senior player.
The 18-year-old told RangersTV: “I have learnt an incredible amount in such a short space of time, I’ve learnt more in a month than possibly I have learnt throughout my whole career.
“Winning, losing, everything I have learnt from, first-team football is completely different.
“Every footballing career will be full of negatives and positives but you just have to try and keep a consistent feeling and attitude towards everything – that is what being professional is all about.
“I have definitely learnt from giving the penalty away against Celtic, it was a silly tackle and a bad mistake on my part. For future reference I know what I will be doing differently and it’s just learning I guess.
“I was disappointed in myself big time because I shouldn’t have done that but straight away I tried to pick myself up as much as I could. All in all, it was a tough game and it was quite hard to handle.
“You have to start from somewhere, every footballer has to start his career in first-team football at some stage and playing in front of 50,000 was hard but it is something I have to get used to and I need to keep on going.
“Usually you build up to that in your career but I have just been thrown in and to be honest I have loved every second of it.”
Beerman was part of the Gers side which staged a smash and grab in the final minutes of the game at Firhill on Sunday.
Two late goals secured the Light Blues presence in Europe next season and the young defender confessed he has needed to adapt quickly due to the tactical changes Pedro Caixinha requires.
He continued: “We needed the win after the two defeats to Celtic, we upped the spirits again and we have another three games and we want to win all three of them.
“We could have played better but at the end of day we got the three points and made it through to Europe so that’s what matters.
“There were a few changes in formation during the game but we just have to adapt to what the gaffer wants and expect the unexpected so it’s never a problem.
“Danny Wilson helped me a lot during the game and Clint Hill did when he came on, it does make a difference when you have experienced players around you in those situations.”
On RangersTV This Week:
- Myles Beerman Interview
- Kick It Out: Wes Foderingham
- Review: Firhill For Thrills
- Lee Wallace Interview
- COMING SOON: Pedro Caixinha Interview
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