HAVING played a major role towards the end of last season, Myles Beerman has pledged to kick-on one again in order to retain his place in the Rangers starting XI.

The 18 year-old Maltese international joined the club from Manchester City last summer, and admits he didn’t expect to see just as much action as he eventually saw in the final months of the campaign.

And, with that under his belt, he now wants to repeat the feat and become a regular in Pedro Caixinha’s team.

He explained: “It’s good to be back and we have a really important season ahead of us. We’re working really hard as a collective, and all the new lads have been good as well.

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“All-in-all, everyone has been working and working and working and trying to reach the targets for the season.

“I just came here and my main focus was just to enjoy my football and to keep on progressing in my career. I’m still 18 years-old, but as soon as I got the chance I took it and kept on playing. For me, it was something special as not many 18 year-olds get that opportunity and I just tried to take it as best as I can.

“I wasn’t expecting it but I was wanting to push myself to hold onto it.

“My aims for the new season are just to keep building. I’m still developing my game, but I want to get as much game time and as much involvement as I can and just keep enjoying my football.”

Beerman paid tribute to gaffer Caixinha for showing faith in him to hand him his debut, while he also discussed the positivity of having so many Academy players in and around the first-team.

He added: “The gaffer has shown massive trust in me, and I thanked him so much as he gave me a massive opportunity. His message was always just to keep on working hard and try and improve on what I can do.

“It’s always good to have lads come up from the Academy, to train, to do so well and to get some game-time. That’s definitely the aim of having an Academy, and I am really chuffed for all of them too.”

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