Glasgow Rangers have announced that defender Rhys Breen has signed a contract extension, in a post made on the Twitter feed of their academy.

The Gers are looking to rival Celtic and their dominance of Scottish football at the present time, and while all eyes are on that quest, they have not abandoned ensuring that their future is looked after as well, and this latest move is another step towards that.

Rangers have some fantastic talent in their academy at the present time, especially in the centre-back position, and the extension for Breen will show all of those looking to come through the ranks what is possible.

Steven Gerrard is no stranger to including youngsters in his first-team plans, be it the Gers’ own products, or those he brings in on loan from established setups.

Breen was under contract at Ibrox until the end of the current campaign, but having impressed the Rangers academy coaches he has earned himself a lengthier deal, one which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2021, giving him every chance of breaking into the first-team setup.

The 19-year-old featured for the Gers’ under-20 side in the Challenge Cup on Saturday afternoon, as they saw off National League outfit Wrexham to progress to the semi-finals.

He has been a regular for Rangers in that competition this term, one which should be a stepping stone to senior honours if he continues to impress in it.

The defender spent a large part of his early career out injured, but with hard work and perseverance he has kept at it and is starting to see the benefits of that.

As and when he makes his senior Rangers debut, it will be quite some story. He now has a couple of years of security to continue to improve and force his way into Gerrard’s plans.

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